Dilma Rousseff: Favored to win as First Female President of Brazil

By on Oct 31, 2010 in International, Politics, World Comments

Dilma Rousseff

The campaign trail has ended in Brazil and it’s time for its 136 million voters to make a choice. Dilma Rousseff, the ruling party candidate, is the early favored candidate and poised to become the country’s first female president.

Rousseff and her rival Jose Serra, spent the last day of the campaign in a separate rally in the Belo Horizonte, the main city of Minas Gerais with the second highest voting population next to Sao Paulo.

Recent surveys shows that Rousseff, a native of Minas Gerais, is the leading candidate with 12 to 15 points lead over Serra. Rousseff, enjoying the backing of outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has won the support of majority of the voters. Lula is stepping down as Brazilian President with an unprecedented popularity rating of over 80 percent. Brazilians are hoping that Rousseff will continue the policies of Lula.

A televised debate between Rouseff and Serra was held Friday, were they focused their exchanges on economic and social issues.

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