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Rousseff rides economic boom to Brazil's presidency

• Reuters

Former guerrilla leader Dilma Rousseff won Brazil's presidential election in resounding fashion on Sunday and promised to stick to policies that have lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil one of the world's hottest economies.

The ruling party's candidate, Rousseff rode the huge popularity of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to power, winning 56 percent of the vote with the opposition's Jose Serra trailing on 44 percent.

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