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Brazl: Elects First Woman President

Brazil has elected its first woman president: Dilma Rousseff took the top slot after yesterday’s runoff election. The former energy secretary and chief of staff to president Luiz Inácio da Silva declared in her victory speech that her “mission is to eradicate poverty,” CNN reports. A left-wing fighter under Brazil’s 1960s military dictatorship, Rousseff beat centrist José Serra, a former governor of Sao Paulo and health minister; she took 56% of the vote, the AP notes.

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