Sunday, October 26, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff pledges political reform in second term

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote. Ms Rousseff, in power since 2010, is popular with poor Brazilians because of her government's welfare policies.

Exit polls: Uruguay's presidential election goes to run-off

Former President Tabare Vazquez of the Broad Front, Mr Mujica's left-leaning party, was ahead, exit polls showed. But neither he nor his main challenger, Luis Lacalle Pou of the right-wing National Party, appear to have won outright to avoid a second round.