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Challenges Faced by Brazil’s Rousseff in 2nd Term

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The incumbent President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, won Sunday’s election by a very small margin, leading some political analysts to believe that she will have a difficult time in approving in Congress austerity reforms needed to restore international credibility while still trying to meet demands from the middle and lower classes.

“Politically Rousseff’s second term will be difficult, ” says Christopher Garman head of Emerging Markets Research at Euroasia Group. In a teleconference to discuss the post-election scenario, the political scientist says he believes the chances of ample . . .

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