Brazil Elects New President

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) - Governing party candidate Dilma Rousseff has been elected Brazil's president.

The country's Supreme Electoral Court says returns from Sunday's election have made Rousseff the successor to her political mentor - the hugely popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Rousseff is a 62-year-old career civil servant who has never
before held an elected office.

She will become Brazil's first female president when she takes
off Jan. 1.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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