Rousseff is said to have manipulated the country’s budget to make her look good in an election year, by signing six decrees that increased — padded the 2015 federal spending in non-compliance with the annual budget law and without approval of the congress.
The vote puts an end to her party’s 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers’Party.
Ms. Rousseff has denied manipulating the budget. This is a similar case of budget padding happening at the Nigeria House of Representatives.
Sixty-one Senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.
Acting President Michel Temer will serve out Ms Rousseff’s term, which ends on 1 January 2019.