SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Dilma Rousseff was elected as the nation's first female president on Sunday. "Rousseff, 62, defeated José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent, official numbers showed," the NY Times said. ". Rousseff will provide a role model that will empower women in Brazil and help bring more females to senior executive positions, said Maria Eugenia Lopez, who runs Banco Santander Brasil SA's private banking unit," Bloomberg news said.
Brazil elects first women president
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