The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been impeached just seven days to the inauguration of a new administration.

With the development, Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice.

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday after a debate on the article of impeachment read by the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

The final vote was 232 to 197, with 10 House Republicans supporting the measure, while five abstained.

The matter will now go before the Senate, which will decide whether Trump should be convicted and removed from office or not.

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