Brazil opposition files new bid to impeach President Rousseff

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 8:56 AM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Opposition lawyers filed a new petition to Congress for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, seeking to unseat the unpopular leftist leader for allegedly continuing to doctor government accounts into her second term.

If the request is taken up by the speaker of the lower house Eduardo Cunha, who himself is under pressure to resign due to corruption allegations, months-long impeachment proceedings would begin, prolonging a political crisis that has deepened Brazil's economic slump.

(Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcondes; Writing by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)