Saturday, October 2, 2010

Former Marxist guerrilla vying to be Brazil's first female president - CNN.com

Former Marxist guerrilla vying to be Brazil's first female president - CNN.com

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) -- Brazil's general election Sunday spans across all levels of government, from the presidency to local offices. But the spotlight will be on the presidential race, with a former Marxist guerrilla positioned to become Brazil's first female president.

Dilma Rousseff is the hand-picked successor of President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who has an 80 percent approval rating. The outgoing president has steered Brazil into a major global economy, and his choice for the next president is influencing voters.

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