Dilma Rousseff emerged as the winner of Brazil’s national election held Sunday (Oct. 31), CNN reports. Rousseff, who served as former President Luiz Inacio da Silva’s chief of staff, will be the first woman to hold Brazil’s highest government position. In her victory speech, Rousseff promised to continue pursuing da Silva’s commitment to fighting inequality, promoting human rights and addressing poverty.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.