President Dilma Rousseff Wins Hard Fought Runoff-Election in Brazil

Oct. 31, 2014, 3:14 p.m.

Located in South America, Brazil has a population of 202,656,788 with 142,822,046 registered voters.[i] The first round of the presidential election was held on Sunday 6 October 2014. No candidate reached a majority of the votes, so a second round was required. Official results for the second round of the presidential contest have President Dilma ROUSSEFF of the leftist Worker’s Party (PT) winning 54,501,118 votes or 51.64 percent of the vote, while Aecio NEVES of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) won 51,041,155 votes or 48.36 percent.[ii] Turnout for the election was approximately 74 percent.[iii] According to sources, this is the narrowest margin of victory in Brazil’s history of elections.[iv] Ms. ROUSSEFF secured a second term in office.

[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2326/

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2810/

[iii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2810/

[iv] http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21629384-after-her-narrow-victory-divided-country-president-must-heed-opponents-well

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