Dilma Rousseff wins reelection in Brazil's closest race in years
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Dilma Rousseff wins reelection in Brazil's closest race in years

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been reelected to a second term to lead the world’s fifth-largest nation.

Official results released Sunday by Brazil’s top electoral court show that the left-leaning Rousseff beat opposition contender Aécio Neves.

With 98 percent of the vote counted, Rousseff had won 51.5 percent of the ballots. There are not enough outstanding votes left to be counted to allow her rival to catch up with her.

Rousseff’s victory extends her Workers’ Party rule, which has held the presidency since 2003.