Brazil: Rousseff elected as the first lady prez

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Dilma Rousseff
Sao Paulo, Nov 1: Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla, who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship, was elected as Brazil's first female president on Oct 31.

Rousseff would take over her responsibilities as the President of Brazil on Jan 1, 2011.

The electoral court informed that with 99 percent of the ballots counted, Rousseff had 55.6 percent compared to 44.4 percent for her centrist rival, Jose Serra.

After her victory, Rousseff stated, "I'm very happy. I want to thank all Brazilians for this moment and I promise to honour the trust they have shown me."

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