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Brazil reelects president Rousseff

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 11:12 AM

The left-leaning Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51 per cent of the votes in a closely-fought election.

An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48 per cent of the votes.

Rousseff, who has been in power since 2010, is popular with poor Brazilians because of her government's welfare policies.

Both candidates made economic growth and lifting Brazilians out of poverty central to their election campaigns.


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