Brazil's President stripped of presidency

Dilma Rousseff stripped of the country's presidency
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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff has been stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy.
Rousseff, 68, was convicted by 61 of the 81 senators of illegally manipulating the national budget.
The vote, passing the needed two-thirds majority, meant she was immediately removed from office.
Cheers - and cries of disappointment - erupted in the blue-carpeted, circular Senate chamber as the verdict flashed up on the electronic voting screen.
Pro-impeachment senators burst into a rendering of the national anthem, some waving Brazilian flags, while allies of Rousseff stood stony faced.