Brazil

Dilma’s challenges

Print edition : November 28, 2014

President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrate the results of the elections, in Brasilia on October 26. Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP

Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party and Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party at a campaign rally in Sao Paulo on October 17. Marina Silva, who scored just 21.3 per cent in the first round and was eliminated, backed Neves in the second round. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

Demonstrators march along Paulista Avenue protesting against the World Cup football tournament and demanding better public services in Sao Paulo on January 25. A large number of Brazilians see the World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016 as unnecessary burdens taken on by an overconfident establishment. Photo: Nelson Antoine/AP

A beneficiary of the Bolsa Familia cash-transfer programme displaying the card. According to the World Bank, programmes such as Bolsa Familia of the Workers' Party were instrumental in reducing the Gini coefficient, which measures income inequality, from 58.68 in 2003 to 52.7 in 2012. Photo: Alberto Coutinho

Dilma Rousseff, who has won a second term as President in a tough election, will have to make changes in style and substance if the curtains are not to come down over Workers’ Party rule in Brazil in 2018.
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