Dilma Rousseff wins first round in Brazil polls
October 6 , 2014
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has won the first round in the national elections, but could not get an overall majority, which means there will be a run-off, reports say.
Rousseff, who won 41.4% of the vote, now faces Aécio Neves of the Social Democratic party, who won 33.7% of the vote.
Marina Silva, the former environment minister, came a distant third with 21.3% of the vote.
Rousseff said Brazil’s electorate had “honored me with their trust.”