Dilma Rousseff wins as first lady President of Brazil

By on Nov 1, 2010 in Current Events, International, World Comments

Dilma Rousseff
As expected, Dilma Rousseff won Brazil‘s presidency by garnering 56% of the total votes, according to international news sites. Rousseff, presidential candidate of the incumbent President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, became Brazil‘s first female president. She defeated Jose Serra, a former Sao Paulo state governor.

Rousseff, who served as Lula‘s chief of staff, will assume office on January 1, 2011. Lula will step down as President of Brazil, after serving for two consecutive terms. He will leave his office with an outstanding popularity rating of 80%.

The new lady President, nicknamed “Iron Lady“, is a determined politician which can be compared with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Rousseff is a former energy minister of Lula and became his cabinet chief  in 2005. During her campaign, Rousseff vowed to maintain Lula‘s policies that brought prosperity and financial stability to Brazil in eight years. The first test of her presidency, will be the hosting of the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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