Politics: Rouseff Re-Elected

Dilma Rouseff will continue to be the president of Brazil. Rouseff received 51.45% of the election votes over Aecio Neves. Rouseff leans left, and received the support of most of Brazil’s poor due to her welfare policies. However, many believed that due to the country’s economy being in recession, Neves would have enough support from wealthy Brazilians to win the election. Ms. Rouseff’s party, the Worker’s party, has now been in power for 12 years. According to Julia Dias Carneiro from BBC news, “This has been Brazil’s most polarised campaign since 1989, when Brazil held its first direct election after the military rule.”

Contributor: Ashni Nadgauda


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