Matter defined: Dilma Rousseff is the new president of Brazil
Brazil, October 31, 2010
With 100% of polling stations counted, the candidate of the Workers Party, Dilma Rousseff, has won the runoff with 56.02% of the votes against the 43.98% of José Serra. Thus, the candidate of Lula will become the first woman president of Brazil.
The country’s ballottage began at 7 am (Argentina), where 135 million people were responsible for choosing a successor to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The exit polls gave Dilma Rousseff (ruling) as the winner always.
The candidate of the Workers’ Party (PT – Left), Dilma Rousseff, maintained a lead over her opponent, Jose Serra, of the Party of Brazilian Social Democracy (PSDB), which, according to exit polls, had her between 55 and 57% of the votes (ie, a difference of 10 to 14 points over her opponent).
Finally, the elections were defined and Dilma will become the first woman president of Brazil, succeeding the president with the biggest positive image in the country’s history.
As was reported on Saturday’s by newspaper ‘O Globo’, the outgoing head of state intends to take Rousseff to the summit of G-20 in Seoul, to familiarize her with the intricacies of diplomacy before assuming office on January 1, 2011.
The Brazilian left recovers Brasilia
On this day, it the governorates of nine states are also defined, among which is Brasilia, where exit polls give the candidate of the Workers Party as a winner, which had lost this district in the early 90′s.
With more than 82% of the polls counted, the candidate of the PT, Agnello Queiroz, former sports minister, led the vote with 66.44% against 33.56% of the candidate Weslian roriz (Partido Social Christian – Right).