Thousands of protesters gathered outside Congress on Sunday, some in tears and some euphoric, as the votes were counted.

One MP dedicated his vote to a man who had tortured Rousseff under Brazil's military government.

She faces accusations that she hid the extent of Brazil's budget deficit during her re-election campaign in 2014.

Many who have voted against her in Congress are implicated in corruption scandals.

So is Rousseff truly a crook? Or just a scapegoat?

And if she leaves office, what's next for Brazil?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Joao Paulo Peixoto - Political Scientist at the University of Brasilia.

Mark Langevin - Director of the Advisory Firm BrazilWorks.

Francisco Dominguez - Head of the Latin American Studies Research Group at Middlesex University.

Source: Al Jazeera