Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff re-elected to a second term

REUTERS
Published Oct 27, 2014, 2:27 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 6:40 pm IST
With 98 per cent of the vote counted, Rousseff had won 51.5 percent of the ballots
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff blows kisses to supporters as she celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the
 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff blows kisses to supporters as she celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the

Rio De Janerio:  Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to a second term to lead the world's fifth-largest nation.

Official results released on Sunday by Brazil's top electoral court show that the left-leaning Rousseff beat opposition contender Aecio Neves.

 

With 98 per cent of the vote counted, Rousseff had won 51.5 percent of the ballots. There are not enough outstanding votes left to be counted to allow her rival to catch up with her.

Rousseff's victory extends her Workers' Party rule, which has held the presidency since 2003.

During that time, they've enacted expansive social programs that have helped pull millions of Brazilians out of poverty and into the middle class

 

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