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'I will never give up' says Dilma Rousseff following suspension as Brazilian president

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By Sarah Taylor
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'I will never give up' says Dilma Rousseff following suspension as Brazilian president
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Dilma Rousseff has given an emotional speech in the wake of her suspension as President of Brazil, denouncing what she has labelled a coup d‘état.

I may have committed errors, but I have not committed crimes.

She told those gathered at the Planalto Palace that she is confident she will win the fight against impeachment, closing her impassioned statement with the words: “I will never give up.”

Rousseff’s presidency will be suspended for up to six months pending a Senate trial to determine whether or not she broke budget laws ahead of her 2014 re-election.

“I may have committed errors, but I have not committed crimes,” she said, following the 55-22 vote against her.

Vice President Michel Temer will assume the presidency for the duration of her trial.