Dilma Rousseff, won Brazil's presidency this past weekend. Ms. Rousseff was endorsed by outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Rousseff will become the country's first female president.
Obama and Rousseff in 2009
President Elect Rousseff was appointed Secretary of Energy and Communication in 1993. She was appointed Minister of Energy by President Lula da Silva in 2002. Her management of the Ministry was marked by the respect for contracts. Rousseff supported market solutions and promoted investments in power generation. She clashed with the environment minister over embargoes on construction sites. (Wash Post, 11/1/2010, Wikipedia)