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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Brazil

President Obama congratulates President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her re-election yesterday.  Brazil is an important partner for the United States and we are committed to continuing to work with President Rousseff to strengthen our bilateral relationship.  The President looks forward to calling President Rousseff in the coming days to congratulate her personally and discuss how we can increase our collaboration to promote global security, prosperity, and respect for human rights, and increased bilateral cooperation on education, energy, trade, and other issues of mutual interest.