Dilma Rousseff, a former marxist guerilla also characterized as a communist and socialist, has won the run-off election for the presidency of Brazil, with a huge 12 point margin.
Of course, the Wall Street Journal doesn't mention her politics in its article announcing her win.
Rousseff, a close aide to President Lula, promised to continue his progressive policies that have led Brazil to become an economic dynamo.
Progressives in the US have much to learn from the progressive successes in Brazil.
Rousseff was the hand-picked successor of Mr. da Silva and her election means more of the same for the world's eighth biggest economy and fifth biggest country in terms of land and population.
The difference between the two leaders will come not in policy but in management style, says David Fleischer, the author of Brazil Focus, a weekly journal of politics. While da Silva, known widely as "Lula," chose to delegate, Rousseff will be more hands on, says Mr. Fleischer.
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