Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The full Senate is scheduled to decide whether to try Rousseff in a vote next Wednesday. If a majority of senators, or 41 out of 81, vote in for impeachment, Rousseff will be suspended from office for up to 180 days as a full impeachment trial goes ahead. Vice President Michel Temer would become the interim president. Meanwhile, Brazil's attorney general has asked the country's highest court to authorize an investigation into Rousseff over obstruction of justice allegations, according to major Brazilian news organizations.