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Brazil Elects First Woman President: Dilma Roussef
VascoPress Comunicações | October 31, 2010 at 02:54 pmby
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São Paulo - Polls have been closed in Brazil for a couple of hours and Dilma Roussef has just been announced that she has become the first woman to occupy the presidential seat in this continental country.
Dilma Roussef will succeed the over popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who supported her against the opposition challenger José Serra. The 62-year-old protégée of the outgoing president was, until quite recently, virtually unknown to the Brazilian people, but it all changed overnight with the full support of President Lula da Silva.
Dilma vowed to continue his policies that over the past eight years have brought prosperity to their country, repeating that her friendship with Lula will never cease to dwindle, as she will continue to work for a united Brazil without exception.
Unfortunately, the presidential campaign that brought her to victory, has been labeled as an insult to the Brazilian people, especially because the candidates avoided discussing ideas and issues during the debates. Serra and Dilma did not present clear proposals for problems that plague the Brazilian society, such as the excessive tax rates, the skyrocketing criminality, the poor medical assistance, the outmoded education system, and the protection of the environment, to name a few.
Today, the country’s 136 million voters made their choice. It is one of the largest democracies in the world. Now with a woman in power for the first time, much hope for a better future is certainly in the hearts and minds of this young and vibrant nation.