If returned to office, Brazil's Rousseff favors new election

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Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she would favor new elections to help Latin America's largest nation emerge from political crisis.

In an interview Tuesday night with foreign news agencies, Rousseff said she would first have to survive an upcoming trial in which senators will decide whether to permanently remove her from office.

Rousseff says the country is experiencing a political "weariness" that has to be overcome.

In her words, "If there needs to be new elections, I would be in favor."

Rousseff was impeached and suspended by the Senate last month for allegedly using fiscal tricks to hide yawning gaps in the federal budget. Rousseff has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.