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Brazil Senate sends suspended President Dilma to trial

FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference for foreign journalists at the Alvorada residential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil's Senate voted Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, to put Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference for foreign journalists at the Alvorada residential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil's Senate voted Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, to put Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)  (The Associated Press)

Brazil's Senate has voted to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget.

Wednesday's 59-21 vote is the final step before a trial and vote on whether to remove her from office, expected later this month.

The Senate voted in May to impeach and suspend Rousseff from office for up to 180 days.

In the meantime, Michel Temer, who was Rousseff's vice president-turned-nemesis, has taken over.

Rousseff has repeatedly said she did nothing wrong.