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OAS Secretary General Congratulates President Rousseff and Highlights the Exemplary Character of the Brazilian Elections

  October 27, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today congratulated the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, on her victory in Sunday´s election, highlighted the exemplary character of the electoral process and wished the Brazilian leader success in her new administration.

Secretary General Insulza expressed his great satisfaction “at the conclusion of an intense political campaign, which was uneventful and delivered early results that were accepted by all, thus showing the maturity of the people of Brazil, its political forces and institutions."

The OAS leader placed special emphasis on "the high turnout, the calm during voting, and the civic responsibility shown by all the participants in Sunday´s vote," and added that "given that this is one of the largest democracies in the world, it is an achievement that can only make us all proud, as it shows the strength attained by democratic values in our Hemisphere."

Similarly, the Secretary General welcomed the words of the winning candidate, who yesterday called for unity among all Brazilians, "because with this President Rousseff expressed the genuine intention of her government to overcome the differences that exist in all electoral processes and its intention to move to the next step, which is to govern for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty."

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Reference: E-465/14