The coup begins

Print edition : May 27, 2016

A day before the impeachment vote, Eduardo Cunha, President of the Chamber of Deputies (seated top), presiding over a debate in the house on whether or not to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Opposition lawmakers are holding signs in Portuguese that read "Goodbye dear" and "Impeachment now". Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP

President Dilma Rousseff at a press conference on April 18 in Brasilia, Brazil, a day after the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the parliament, voted for the motion to impeach her. Photo: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

Vice President Michel Temer. Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/REUTERS

With the lower house of Brazil’s parliament voting for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, she faces the biggest political challenge of her life.
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