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Brazilian president vows

Brazilian president vows to bring economy back on track

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Wednesday to bring the economy back growing again, calling for unity to overcome the economic crisis.

“My government will fight every day for our country to resume growing, generating jobs in the necessary amount for all Brazilians and families to have better lives,” Rousseff told an official event in Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo state.

She said the government has been taking steps to get the economy back on track, reiterating that this year represents a transition to a new phase with more job generation and growth.

At the event to deliver popular housing units to low income families, Rousseff stressed that it was time to “tighten the belts” as Brazil is going through a rough patch, calling for unity to move forward

“Despite difficulties, the government must provide equal opportunities to the population,” she said, adding “People are different, but access to healthcare and education must be the same.”Brazil, the world’s seventh largest economy, has entered a steep recession and heavily affected by a major corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras.

Rousseff, whose popularity rating is currently dismal, has faced calls in Congress for her impeachment because of alleged fiscal violations.

Source The Hindu 

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Brazil Elections: Workers Party Wins

Workers Party candidate and current president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected in one of Brazil’s closest contests.

Over a thousand Workers Party supporters braved heavy rain in Lapa , Rio de Janeiro where they watched the results come in on a giant screen. Flags were waved and chants of “Olé, olé, olé, olé, Dilma, Dilma!”were shouted out as Rousseff’s victory was announced.

Winning by a narrow margin Ms Rousseff who won 51.6% of the vote against the centre right candidate Aécio Neves said that she “wants the nation to rally together instead of having increasing differences and creating gaps.” She went on to say that she intends to be a much better president going forward.

She faced mass protests last year against corruption and poor services but Rousseff, who has been in power since 2010, remains popular with poor Brazilians thanks to her government’s welfare programmes.

Her Workers’ Party (PT), which has been in power since 2002, will now govern for another four-year term starting on 1 January 2015. By the time Dilma leaves office in 2018, the Workers Party will have been in power for 16 years proving undeniably that life for most Brazilians has improved immeasurably during the Workers Party’s mandate thus far.

Source BBC News

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