President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election in Brazil總統迪爾瑪·羅塞夫贏得連任巴西
October 27, 2014 -- Updated 0014 GMT (0814 HKT)
Re-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) waves next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, following her win, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014.
- With more than 99% of votes counted, Rousseff had 51.59% of the vote
- Opposition candidate Aecio Neves had 48.41%
- The election was one of the tightest competitions in recent years
Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) -- Brazil's President won a hotly contested runoff Sunday.
With more than 99% of votes counted, incumbent President Dilma Rousseff had 51.59% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition candidate Aecio Neves garnered 48.41%.
Neves said he called to congratulate Rousseff, who thanked voters on Twitter late Sunday for their support.
The election was one of the tightest competitions in recent years.
Supporters of Dilma Rousseff celebrate following the first partial results in the run-off election.
Before becoming the country's first female president in 2011, Rousseff, from the Workers' Party, was chief of staff to former President Lula da Silva.
She claims that under the presidencies of her predecessor and herself, masses of Brazilians have risen out of poverty.
Rousseff, 66, presided over the soccer World Cup in Brazil. She took a lot of political flack over how public money was spent.
The President defeated Neves, a 54-year-old economist, who is a well-known name and a career politician. His campaign slogan promised reforms to lower inflation and encourage more investment in the country: "The sure path for Brazil to really change."
The pro-business candidate belongs to the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, one of the country's strongest.
Shasta Darlington reported from Sao Paulo. Dana Ford reported and wrote from Atlanta. CNN's Catherine E. Shoichet also contributed to this report.
2014年10月27日 - 更新0014 GMT（0814 HKT）