Former Rio de Janeiro governor Wilson Witzel’s impeachment to be tried today

Witzel has been suspended from office since August last year and has been indicted by the Federal Prosecutor's Office. For Witzel to be permanently removed from office, at least 7 votes (out of 11) in favor of impeachment are required.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro was removed in August, charged with embezzlement in health.

The trial of the motion to impeach Wilson Witzel, Rio de Janeiro's removed governor, begins at 9 AM today, April 30th, at the Special Mixed Court (TEM). Witzel has been suspended from office since August last year and has been indicted by the Federal Prosecutor's Office for involvement in a scheme to embezzle funds . . .

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