Challenges of Dilma Rousseff’s new mandate in a divided country

The ballot boxes have spoken. Dilma won. Narrowly but won. The democratic rule will be respected because Brazil proved to be a great democracy, despite an election campaign marked by insults. The problem in any democracy is that the minority must submit to the majority. However, when the result is so narrow the majority starts already weakened.

The country showed that it is divided and the president, in order to govern, will have to reconcile these two “Brazils”, writes Alfredo Valladão, president of EUBrasil Advisory Board, for Radio France Internationale.

The full article in Portuguese here.