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By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The first round of Brazil's forthcoming presidential election is scheduled for October 3, 2010, when the country will choose a successor to current president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

President Lula has repeatedly affirmed his support for Dilma Rousseff to become his successor. Mrs. Rousseff was part of the opposition to the former military regime, and is currently serving with President Lula's Brazilian Worker's Party (PT) as Chief of Staff. She was the first woman to assume the position. Some commentators have speculated that due to a perceived lack . . .

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