Voters Go to Polls in Brazil

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Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the presidential elections. Many people are expecting Dilma Rousseff to win. She is the handpicked successor of the current president of Brazil.

Brazilians head to the polls Sunday to vote in presidential elections.

Voters are lining up and casting ballots in what many expect will be a victory for President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's hand-picked successor, Dilma Rousseff.

The ruling party candidate Rousseff began the day having breakfast with Worker Party volunteers.

She then spoke about her own aims.

[Dilma Rousseff, Worker's Party Presidential Candidate]:
"I represent the transformation and the country's change. And first, I would like to express thanks, because today is a day to give thanks, much more than presenting proposals, which is what we have done throughout the time."

Recent polls show Rousseff could win an outright victory, making her possibly Brazil's first female president.

Lula's former chief of staff, a career civil servant running for her first elected office, has a good chance of winning the 50 percent of votes needed to avoid a second round at the end of the month.

This presidential campaign is the first since Brazil returned to direct elections in 1989 that Lula has not been on the ballot. He lost three times before winning in 2002.

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