Brazilians re-elect Rousseff as President

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Brazilians have re-elected Dilma Rousseff as president with more than 51 percent of votes in the closest election race in many years.

An official count showed her rival, candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48 percent of the vote.

In her victory speech, Rousseff said she wanted to be “a much better president than I have been until now”.

She faced protests last year against corruption, record spending on the football World Cup and poor services. She has been in power since 2010 and is popular with poor Brazilians.

Rousseff’s re-election for a second term extends the rule of her Workers Party (PT), which came to power in 2002.

Source: BBC World

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