Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Woman President of Brazil Vows to Fight Single-mindedly for the Eradication of Poverty

Workers Party of Brazil

After taking office in Congress, Rousseff made the first speech as President of the Republic. In a speech marked by emotion, it reaffirmed its commitment to work single-mindedly to eradicate poverty and to consolidate the transformation process through which runs the country after eight years in office of President Lula.

Dilma also noted the strength of the Brazilian woman and said he had been elected to run the country is a tribute to all Brazilian women. "I come not to praise my biography, but to glorify every Brazilian woman.  My commitment is to honor women, protect the weak and govern for all, " she added.

Dilma also paid tribute to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and assured that he will continue his work.  "I come before everything, to continue the larger process of affirmation that the country has experienced in recent times to consolidate the transforming work of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who had the most vigorous political experience of my life and the privilege to serve the country in recent years, " she said.

"A president who changed the way of ruling and taught the Brazilians to trust in the country. Under his leadership, the Brazilian people made the crossing to another room in our history. My mission now is to consolidate this passage, " she added.

The speech was made shortly after the oath and signing the proper term in the House of Representatives.  Dilma addressed the presence of the presidents of Congress, José Sarney (PMDB-AP), the House, Marco Maia (PT-RS), the Supreme Court (STF), Cezar Peluso, and other members of the Bureau of Congress.

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