Dilma Rousseff elected Brazilian president
The ruling Workers Party's candidate Dilma Rousseff has been elected Brazil's president, the South American country's Supreme Electoral Court said after processing 93.34% of the vote in Sunday's election runoff.
Rousseff, who enjoys full support of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gained the backing of 55.49% of voters and became the country's first female president, RIA Novosti reported.
Silva was first elected as Brazil's president in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Under the Brazilian Constitution, the country's president is elected to a four-year term, with a limit of two terms.