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Brasilia; Hundreds Of Women Rally To Support Rousseff

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff greets women during a rally in support of her and against her impeachment in front of Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Hundreds of women rallied in front of the Planalto Palace, the government headquarters, in Brasilia on Wednesday in support of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and against her impeachment.

They bore red and white roses as well as signs calling for the president to stay.

Rousseff met several leaders of the women’s rally in the palace and left the building to personally greet the demonstrators, many of whom traveled from other states to show their support.

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The president reaffirmed her stance that the impeachment process against her lacked legal basis.

“Those who intend to replace me did not receive these 54 million votes, and they are trying to make an indirect election disguised as impeachment,’’ she said.

The lower house of Brazil’s parliament on Sunday gave the go-ahead for the impeachment proceedings against Rousseff.

It means the Senate would open a formal impeachment trial against her in the coming weeks on charges of manipulating government accounts. (Xinhua/NAN)

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