Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected As Brazil President

President Rousseff’s win is reported to be the closest election race in many years.

In her victory speech Ms Rousseff said “I want to be a much better president than I have been until now".

Ms Rousseff who has been in power since 2010 is popular with poor Brazilians thanks to her government's welfare programmes.

The vote however split Latin America's biggest country almost evenly along lines of social class and geography.

Rousseff faced protests last year against corruption claims on alleged massive record spending during the football World Cup and poor services.

Ms Rousseff is however calling on all Brazilians to unite in favour of Brazil's future adding that she would in the meanwhile seek political reform.

"This President is open to dialogue and it is the top priority of my second mandate" Rousseff told a cheering crowd in the capital Brasilia.

By Bonareri Samaha

Source: BBC News