Nine months since impeachment proceedings began for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, the last stage of the process is finally underway.

The country’s senate began a trial on Thursday, which is expected to last until next week. Rousseff herself will appear in-person on Monday and senators will then take a final vote, either on August 30 or 31, on whether she should be impeached.

The trial is set to confirm what Brazil-watchers have long anticipated: the country’s first female head of state will be forced from office, and current Vice President Michel Temer will take her place.


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