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Brazil’s SC scraps a commission set up to deal with impeachment proceedings against President Rousseff

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In a major setback for Brazil's opposition, Supreme Court on December 19, 2015 scrapped a commission set up to deal with impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. The court has also given more powers to the government-controlled Senate to block the impeachment process. The ruling means that proceedings initiated earlier this month will have to start from scratch.Rousseff said she was innocent and the impeachment attempt would fail.