Billionaire former President Sebastian Piñera easily won Chile's presidential runoff election on Sunday, moving the world's top-copper producing country back to the right. Piñera got 54.6% of the votes to 45.4% for center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier, with nearly all the ballots counted.
Venezuela’s Democratic Unit Panel, MUD, which brings together most opposition forces, has requested Unasur observers for the 2012 presidential election and for the different parties’ primaries.
Brazil’s Lula da Silva could implement a series of austerity measures and spending cuts during the last two months of his presidential period in order to leave an easier scenario for president-elect Dilma Rousseff, reported Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper.
President Lula da Silva’s handpicked candidate Dilma Rousseff won Brazil's Sunday run-off becoming the first woman president to lead Latinamerica’s largest economy. Ms Rousseff promised to stick to policies that have lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil one of the world's hottest economies.
Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff cruised through the final television debate with presidential rival Jose Serra on Friday as another poll showed her heading for a convincing win in Sunday's runoff election.
Brazil’s presidential opposition candidate Jose Serra promised substantial changes to the country’s foreign policy if elected next Sunday. He specifically mentioned Brazil’s lobbying for a seat at the UN Security Council, the functioning of Mercosur and relations with Cuba and Iran.
Nevertheless it admits that Dilma Rousseff, with the help from outgoing president Lula da Silva, (and his extraordinary political gifts and innate pragmatism), will most probably be the winner.
The Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff has widened her lead ahead of a presidential runoff vote on October 31, a poll showed, suggesting her campaign may be back on pace after a rough two weeks in which she appeared to be back-pedalling
Brazil’s Green Party decided Sunday to remain independent in the presidential runoff election on October 31.
The third-place finisher in the first round, Marina Silva said she would not support either Dilma Rousseff, a former cabinet chief, or the opposition candidate, José Serra, a former governor of São Paulo.
Brazilian opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra denied his Chilean wife Monica Allende had an abortion and compared the claim with the “defamation” suffered by President Lula da Silva when he was a candidate in 1989.