OFFICIAL NAME
Federative Republic of Brazil

GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
Democracy

PRESIDENT
Dilma Rousseff (elected 2010)
Worker’s Party
Served as Minister of Energy and then Chief of Staff under da Silva who chose her as his successor;
Economist; former city and provincial official; imprisoned in the 70s for leftist activities under Brazil’s military regime.
Brazil’s first female president

POPULATION
200 million

CAPITAL
Brasilia
2.4 million (2007)

OTHER MAJOR CITIES (ranked by population)
Sao Paulo
Rio de Jan...

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