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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff vacates presidential palace after impeachment

Published 07/09/2016

Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence (AP)
Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence (AP)

Dilma Rousseff has moved out of Brazil's presidential palace, six days after senators voted to impeach her and remove her from office.

A crowd of supporters cheered the country's first female president outside the Alvorada Palace in the capital Brasilia, some giving her flowers and other gifts.

Pictures showed her later being greeted by supporters at the airport and boarding a plane. Ms Rousseff has said she planned to return to her home town of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil.

She was removed from office for breaking fiscal responsibility laws in her management of the federal budget.

She denies the accusations and says her removal was a modern-day coup d'etat by political enemies who wanted her out.

Former vice president Michel Temer is now president and will serve out Ms Rousseff's term, which runs until 2018.

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