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Brazil Elects First Female President

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Brazil has elected Dilma Rousseff  as their first Female president. Her main goal as president is to eradicate poverty and cap spending.

Rousseff, 62, has never held public office. Not only that, but she was a former Marxist-guerilla who was jailed and tortured by Brazil’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship. S

he comes into office after President Luiz Inacio Lula who after being elected in 2003, has raised 21 million Brazilians from poverty while increasing economic growth at almost twice the pace of the former eight years.

Rousseff is seen as Lula’s hand-picked candidate who will expand on his social and economic policies. It is interesting to see that more women are being elected into the highest office of power in national government and I hope this trend continues. Brazil has intimate relationships with the coalition of leftist governments in South America, including Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. After seven years of Lulas presence  I wonder if Rousseff will intereact with her neighbors similarly or differently.

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Written by lollingvagabond

November 1, 2010 at 3:06 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. While I think that it is very exciting that Brazil now has their first female president, I think it will also be very interesting to see how things play out, as she has never held a public office before. It sounds as though she will support past policies and hope to continue the growth that has recently occurred. I hope that her inexperience will not hinder her goals and that her citizens will still support her, as well as the idea of a female president, even if she does not accomplish as much as her predecessor did.

    burchettesa

    November 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm


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