Rousseff’s final bid

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took her battle to survive impeachment to the country’s Supreme Court, in a last-ditch attempt to stay in office a day before the Senate will likely vote to put her on trial for breaking budget laws.

Attorney-General Eduardo Cardozo, the Government’s top lawyer, asked the Supreme Court to annul impeachment proceedings arguing they were politically motivated and had no legal basis.

“I will not resign, that never crossed my mind,” Ms Rousseff said in a speech to a conference hall full of women supporters who cheered for her.

But the leftist leader appeared resigned to leaving the presidency after a Senate vote that is expected to suspend her, pending trial.

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