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House votes to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The US House of Representatives voted 229-198 on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress.

Trump was facing two articles of impeachment -- for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- and both articles were passed in the Democratic-majority House.

US President Donald Trump (AP-Yonhap)
US President Donald Trump (AP-Yonhap)

The House impeached Trump for abuse of power by a 230-197 vote.

The 45th US president is just the third occupant of the White House in US history to be impeached.

Trump will now face a trial in the Senate, where Republicans have a majority and removal from office is unlikely. (AFP)