Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected as Brazil’s President

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday by a straight margin over opposition candidate Aecio Neves. With 99.7 percent of votes counted Rousseff obtained 51.6 percent of the valid votes while Neves received 48.4 percent. According to the TSE (Brazil’s Electoral Court) twenty percent of voters did not show up at the polling stations, voted blank or annulled their votes.

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