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Brazil’s Rousseff faces energy challenges after election win

Dilma Rousseff has previously retained strong government control over the energy sector, making Brazil less attractive for investors

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has pulled off a narrow victory over her pro-business rival Aécio Neves in the tightest election the country has seen in a generation. Entering her second term, however, Rousseff must now get the country’s energy sector and state oil company Petrobras back on track. The discovery of tens of billions of barrels of oil in pre-salt fields off Brazil’s coast has held out the promise of Brazil becoming a major global oil player, but it has also thrown up huge challenges for the government.  Rousseff - and the Workers’ Party, which she leads – has pushed to retain strong government control over the energy sector. New laws put in place since the discoveries, for i

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