UK Today News: Dilma Rousseff Becomes First Female President Of Brazil By Securing 56 % Votes
Dilma Rousseff has won the elections in Brazil and has become the very first woman President of the country. The 62 year-old Rousseff was elected on Sunday and will be heading the administration after Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Rousseff took an oath of ‘honouring the trust’ of the people of her country have put in her. She also wants to work towards elimination of poverty from her motherland.
Reports state that Rousseff has a great responsibility on her head now, especially after replacing Lula, who consecutively administered the office for two terms, thus making him one of the very popular and liked among the common masses.
According to the information provided by the Superior Electoral Court, Rousseff, who is a cancer-survivor, won by 56 per cent votes against that of Jose Serra, who still managed to secure 44 per cent of the total votes.
Even though voting is mandatory in Brazil, the country reportedly experienced 21.5 per cent absenteeism on the voting day.