Rousseff, Brazil and Global Leadership / by Mark Langevin






Rousseff, Brazil and Global Leadership

Is President Dilma ready for a change of course at home and abroad?

In late October, a slim majority of Brazilians chose to re-elect President Dilma Rousseff, but it is not clear that Brazil has decided how to move forward.

Most Brazilians are frustrated with the country’s sluggish economic growth during Dilma’s first term. Many of Dilma’s own supporters want the state to take more aggressive measures to reboot the economy during her second term.

Others, including supporters of her challenger Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, want to shrink the size of the state and further liberalize trade and investment policies in order to drive growth through expanding export markets and increases in foreign direct investment.

Read the entire article at The Globalist.