Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

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  • January 17, 2020
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Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

Part of: GS Prelims Polity  and GS Mains II–Comparing Indian constitution  

In news:

  • The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened in the US Senate, as lawmakers took a solemn oath to be “impartial” in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office.

From Prelims point of view:

Indian Impeachment process

  • In India, President can be impeached for violation of the Constitution (Article 61)
  • The motion for impeaching President can be introduced in any House of Parliament.
  • After the investigation, the motion of impeachment must be passed by a two-thirds majority of the total membership of the House by both Houses of the Parliament.

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