Brazil congressional report favors impeaching President Rousseff

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Posted: Apr 06, 2016 3:27 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The rapporteur of a Congressional impeachment committee said on Wednesday there were grounds for impeaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for allegedly manipulating budget accounts in 2014 to boost her reelection prospects.

The 65-member lower house committee will vote on Congressman Jovair Arantes' report on Monday and submit the result to the full house for a final vote, expected by the end of next week. If two-thirds of the chamber approve the motion, Rousseff will be sent for trial in the Senate.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Flynn)