Sunday, October 31, 2010

Newest woman head of state

Brazilians have just elected their 1st woman President.
An economist and former Cabinet minister, Dilma Rousseff (right), won a runoff election by a margin of 55.2% to 44.8%.
Key to the political newcomer's victory, according to Reuters: the endorsement of outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known as "Lula," coupled with a promise to continue Lula's
policies that have lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil one of the world's hottest economies.
Rousseff replaces Slovakian Prime Minister Iveta Radičová as the newest woman national leader; as posted, in July Radičová seized that mantle from Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.


IC said...

Correction: Iveta Radičová is not Slovakian President. She is prime minister ( Slovakia still has male President (

Diane Marie Amann said...

Made the correction in primary post. Thanks!

Jefferson Nascimento said...


As a Brazilian citizen and international law student, I would like to share some preliminary notes on the foreign policy of president Rousseff.

There is a consensus that she will keep the guidelines of the incumbent government.