BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – After months of campaigning and close calls in the general elections, incumbent President Dilma Rousseff has secured another term as the president of Brazil.
After 99.7 percent of the votes were counted, it was announced Sunday (26) that Rousseff had received 51.6 percent of the valid votes while opponent Aécio Neves received 48.4 percent.
Twenty percent of voters did not make it to the polls, left their ballots blank or annulled their votes.
As part of her victory speech, Rousseff pledged to continue helping the less fortunate, expanding social programs, promoting economic growth and fighting corruption.
Rousseff also added that she wants to be a better president this time around.
This latest presidential election was the closest in Brazil’s history since its re-democratization in 1985.