Dilma Rousseff Becomes First
Woman to Preside Over Brazil
There was no spooky surprise and 190 million Brazilians elected President Lula da Silva’s protegee from the Workers’ Party, Dilma Rousseff, as the country’s first female president, in today’s runnoff. She won with an estimated 56% of the votes, beating Social Democrat José Serra without the endorsement of Green Party’s Marina Silva, who came in third place in the first round, a month ago.
A VOTE SEEN AS ENDORSEMENT OF
LULA AND SUPPORT FOR HIS POLICIES
Rousseff, a first generation Brazilian who survived cancer, and a Continue reading