Sunday, October 31, 2010
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC:  Brazil votes for new president, Rousseff tipped to win.

This is the second round of a two-round process, and Worker’s Party (PT) candidate Dilma Rousseff is the clear favorite after coming within shouting distance of an absolute majority in the first round.

The other candidate is Jose Serra of the Social Democratic Party.  Rouseff had a 14 point advantage over Serra in the first round.

A win for Rousseff will mean a continuation in the presidency of the PT which has held the office for two terms (eight years) under President Lula da Silva.

Rousseff will also be the first female president of Brazil and will join Latin American neighbors Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua and Panama as having had female presidents.

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