A congressional committee recommended impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for a crucial vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial.

Procedure for impeachment:

First, the vote will take place in the Chamber of Deputies, where a two-thirds majority would send Rousseff's case to the Senate, which would then have the power to put her on trial and ultimately impeach her from office.

Background:

There are cases against her government’s alleged fiscal irregularities as well as election campaign finance irregularities during 2014 elections.

 The government led by President Dilma Rouseff has come under intense pressure over an economic crisis, increasing inflation, fall of currency and numerous corruption scandals.