Monday, October 4, 2010

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil Presidential Candidate, Poised For Victory (PHOTOS)

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil Presidential Candidate, Poised For Victory (PHOTOS)

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff faced few challenges in her final televised debate Thursday, and early reports are predicting an easy first-round victory for the 62-year-old former guerilla leader when the country's elections commence Sunday.

Well-known to Brazilians as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's former chief of staff, Rousseff is clearly mindful of the wild popularity of her predecessor, often touting the Lula government's achievements in speeches and interviews. If she indeed sweeps to victory as Brazil's first female president this weekend, she would, in effect, outrank Germany's Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most powerful woman, according to The Independent.

The daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant and a teacher, Rousseff coordinated resistance activities and handled weapons as a member of an underground student resistance group in the 1960s, and was eventually arrested and tortured. Her guerilla-type background has drawn comparisons to former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, a single mother and pediatrician who survived exile during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile before entering politics.

Not so quickly...Apuradas mais de 90% das urnas, votação indica que eleição presidencial terá segundo turnoAcompanhe em tempo real os números de todo o país divulgados pelo TSE 90% of the votes everything indicates that will be a second round between Rousseff and SerraShe didn't got the majority need to win the election in one round..

I understand that she is not good for Brazil, just a puppet for more of the same, setting the stage for Silva's return to power.

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