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Impeachment

The act of attempting to remove a public official from office. An impeachment does not necessarily result in removal, since another step is required before the official is forced to leave office. For example, in the United States, the House of Representatives may impeach the president by a majority vote. The case is then passed on for trial to the Senate, which may remove the president with a two-thirds vote.
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In October last year, the MCAs impeached Mr Wahome and replaced him with MCA Gathure Wambui as the acting Speaker.
If any of them pass, the president has been "impeached" -- something like being indicted in a legal procedure.
The labor minister was impeached for the second time in less than five months.
Corona's appointment was upheld by the SC not once, but twice and yet he was impeached.
Of those who responded, 63% believe Donald Trump will be impeached. More specifically, of those who responded and thought he would be impeached 33% thought he would be impeached within the next six months, whereas another 34% said it would be within 6-12 months.
In fact, Marshall wasn't impeached after Marbury or at any other time.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): A new poll has revealed that almost one-third of Americans think President Barack Obama should be impeached.
But this president does deserve to be impeached, after the November elections.
Aquino III amid calls for the Chief Executive to be impeached following Supreme Court's ruling declaring the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) "unconstitutional."
David Dewhurst called for President Obama to be impeached, a spokesman for his campaign confirmed Monday night.
According to the poll, half or nearly half of those surveyed said Obama should be impeached over the scandals currently swamping the administration.
October 8, 2008 (RUMBEK) a" A senior Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) official stated today that the speaker of the Lakes State Assembly had been wrongfully impeached.