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Monday, November 01, 2010

Brazil Elects First Female President

Dilma Rousseff won with 56% of the votes the runoff on Sunday, which makes her the first female president of Brazil (PBS / The News Hour).

The daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant, she is an economist by profession.

She was in the sixties a guerrilla rebel fighting the military regime. After Brazil came back to a civil government, Dilma Rousseff has activated in the socialist movement. She was the chief of staff of outgoing president Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva.

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