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  1. lara
    lara November 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    the only problem is that she is against abortion and very pro-life!

  2. PrettyAmiable
    PrettyAmiable November 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm |

    See, I always wonder about that. Like, it’s great when women get an office, and it’s amazing when a woman is first elected as head of state by a given country. That said, it’s hard to be excited when you disagree with her policies.

    In the end, I think I’m happy that she’s paving a path for hopefully more liberal-minded women.

  3. Beet
    Beet November 3, 2010 at 7:32 am |

    Well, she’s liberal-minded for Brazil, possibly the most liberal-minded since the military dictatorship of the 1960s. You can’t win as pro-choice in Brazil because of the Catholic church is still too powerful. In fact her opponent accused her of being secretly pro-choice and this was the source of some setback for her in October.

  4. Teresa Allen
    Teresa Allen November 3, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    I think that’s amazing that a women is first elected to office by her people. Within the last few years in the U.S. I have seen women such as Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton touch charge to run for President and Vice President. Whether I agree with there policies is a different topic, however I do have alot of respect for these woman because they are role models to show that women can get out there and make a difference in the political world just as much as much as men

  5. Astrid
    Astrid November 3, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    In the Dutch media, it annoyed me that Rousseff was often referred to by her first name, while Lula is referred to by his last name. Is this a common practice elsewhere?

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