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Brazil's Supreme Court asked to annul impeachment process

  • A demonstrator peeks out from his tent, decorated with stickers that say in Portuguese "Impeachment Now" during a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The lower house Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on Sunday whether the impeachment process moves ahead based on allegations that Rousseff's administration violated fiscal rules. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    A demonstrator peeks out from his tent, decorated with stickers that say in Portuguese "Impeachment Now" during a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The lower house Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on Sunday whether the impeachment process moves ahead based on allegations that Rousseff's administration violated fiscal rules. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff listems in during a meeting at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. President Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings that stem from allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask budget problems by shifting around government accounts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff listems in during a meeting at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. President Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings that stem from allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask budget problems by shifting around government accounts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • A sign reads in Portuguese "The Brazilian people want justice. Jail for the corrupt" during a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The lower house Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on Sunday whether the impeachment process moves ahead based on allegations that Rousseff's administration violated fiscal rules. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    A sign reads in Portuguese "The Brazilian people want justice. Jail for the corrupt" during a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The lower house Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on Sunday whether the impeachment process moves ahead based on allegations that Rousseff's administration violated fiscal rules. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

The Brazilian government says it has filed a motion with the Supreme Court in hopes of annulling the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

The Solicitor Generals' office said on its Twitter page the motion was filed on Thursday. Further information was not immediately available.

It's the latest volley amid weeks of legal wrangling over a process in Congress that has exposed deep divisions in Latin America's largest country.

The lower house Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on Sunday whether the impeachment process moves ahead based on allegations that Rousseff's administration violated fiscal rules.

The pro-impeachment camp needs two-thirds of the 513 votes in the lower house, or 342 votes, to send the proceedings to the Senate for a possible trial.