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Dilma Rousseff has won the election for president in Brazil, according to the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal Minister making her the nation’s first woman to hold the office.

TSE Minister Ricardo Lewandowski made the announcement to the local press around 8 p.m. local time (6 p.m. Eastern) stating on the tribunal’s website that she was “mathematically elected the president of Brasil.”

Rousseff — President Luiz Inacio da Silva’s right-hand woman — has served as his chief of staff. Previously, as energy minister, she claims to have helped turn Brazil into one of the world’s leading energy giants.

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