Brazil house speaker to respond to impeachment requests vs. president

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Posted: Oct 13, 2015 10:13 AM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, said he would respond to outstanding requests to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday, though he will wait to decide on one request as opposition lawmakers were adding to it.

Cunha, who broke from Rousseff's coalition earlier this year, said an injunction from the Supreme Court on Tuesday to suspend any impeachment hearings would not stop him from considering the orders for Rousseff's impeachment.

(Reporting by Leonardo Goy; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)