Published On: Mon, Nov 1st, 2010

Dilma Rousseff elected Brazil's first female president

Rousseff Is Elected Brazil’s First Female  President
Dilma Rousseff

Ruling-party candidate Dilma Rousseff won Sunday s presidential runoff in Brazil and is to become the country s first-ever women President.

An economist by training, she once also trained as a guerrilla fighter during Brazil’s military dictatorship, and later made her mark as Brazil’s energy minister and government chief of staff under Lula.

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