Brazil has elected a new president after Sunday’s election. In the middle of a steady rise of Brazil in terms of economy and political influence in Latin America, Brazilians has chosen Dilma Rousseff to succeed to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who has been very popular to the people but was prevented from running a new term.
Rousseff is a former Marxist guerilla fighter who suffered under the hands of dictatorship and was one time even labeled by the dictatorship as the “Joan of Arc” of the guerilla movement. As the Supreme Electoral Court released its official statement that Brazil will have its first ever woman President, Rousseff was really elated and promised to continue the dream of da Silva to make Brazil the world’s fifth biggest economy by 2016. During an interview with reporters, the newly-elected president shared that she is “very happy. I want to thank all Brazilians for this moment and I promise to honor the trust they have shown me.”
Dilma Rousseff, 62, got 55.6 percent votes against her rival Jose Serra who got 44.4 percent who has particularly chosen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to succeed him and continue was has been started as a grand dream for the rising Brazil. She has been a cancer survivor and a staunch ally of da Silva who worked as an energy czar and chief of staff.
People had who supported Rousseff and at the same time President da Silva started to flood the streets of Sau Paulo in celebration for the election results.
With her election, and the popular support of Brazilians behind her back, Dilma confidently gives her people the promise of a new and even stronger democracy and a better Brazil in the years to come.