Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

The challenges faced by Dilma Rousseff

In rich states waiting for a change of course, Neves was the winner; in those living mostly of federal grants, Rousseff was victorious by an ample margin

In a strong editorial the influential Folha de Sao Paulo argues that Brazil's reelected President Dilma Rousseff must reestablish confidence to the nation, which is divided regionally and socially, must implement a fluid dialogue with productive Brazil because the economy needs changes and new faces, and must rule for all the country, because victory was the result of millimetrical dispute in Sunday's runoff.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 15:27 UTC

Brazilian economy remains in recession; Central bank survey indicates 0.27% growth this year

The analysts also left their 2015 GDP growth estimate of 1% unchanged, the Central Bank said.

Private sector analysts are maintaining their 2014 growth forecast for Brazil's economy at 0.27%, the Central Bank said on Monday. GDP estimate was included in the Focus review, a weekly Central Bank survey of analysts from about 100 private financial institutions on the state of the national economy.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 02:08 UTC

Dilma with Lula da Silva's magic, re-elected in rich-poor divided Brazil

Rousseff owed her victory to overwhelming support from the roughly 40% of Brazilians who live in households earning less than 700 dollars a month.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff supported by the decisive campaigning of Lula da Silva, narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that the record on poverty reduction in the last twelve years was more important than a recent economic slump.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Brazilian presidential runoff in a neck to neck technical tie

The two candidates have ten exhausting days before Election Day

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Senator Aecio Neves for the 26 October runoff, are technically tied according to the latest public opinion poll released by Datafolha, which so far has shown to be one of the most reliable pollsters.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 23:44 UTC

Much mud-slinging but no definitive KO in Dilma/Neves first round of debates

Rousseff recalled that in Neves home state of Minas Gerais, where he was twice governor, there has been a sharp rise in homicides and was heavily indebted.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and rival presidential candidate Aecio Neves have clashed over corruption and the state of the economy in the first of a series of televised debates ahead of the second round of presidential elections. 26 October.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 05:18 UTC

Rousseff and Neves in 'statistical tie' according to the latest opinion polls

Excluding undecided voters, spoiled and blank votes, the polls showed Neves would win the runoff by 51% of valid votes against 49% for Rousseff

Pro-business candidate Aecio Neves has a slight lead of 2 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the October 26 runoff in Brazil's presidential elections, according to two new polls released on Thursday.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:38 UTC

Investors on edge waiting for the results of Sunday's voting in Brazil

The results on Sunday should be quick in coming since Brazil has implemented a network of electronic balloting with 507.000 voting machines

Latin American currencies weakened on Friday after strong U.S. jobs data was seen as increasing the likelihood of higher interest rates in the world's largest economy, while Brazil markets fluttered in the last trading session before Oct. 5 elections.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Latest poll shows Dilma winning the run off with seven point margin

In first-round voting that takes place on Sunday, Rousseff has 40% voter support and Silva 24%.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has extended her lead over environmentalist Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's Oct. 5 presidential election and would win a likely second-round runoff, a new poll showed on Thursday.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 07:39 UTC

Dilma and Marina fighting for the religious vote, one fifth of the Brazilian electorate

“Don't just give your vote away. Vote against the corrupt and those who want to destroy the family!”, preaches pastor Silas Malafaia

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is having an impact on the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 04:40 UTC

Brazils' Bovespa and Real plunge as Dilma climbs in polls with less than a week to election

Polls show Dilma nine points ahead of Marina Silva in a possible run off

Brazilian financial markets took a beating on Monday after polls showed President Dilma Rousseff pulling past challenger Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's election. The Brazilian currency closed at its weakest level since December 2008 while the benchmark Bovespa stock index notched its biggest one-day loss in over three years.

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