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A look at major elections in India, Indonesia and Brazil

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Re-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech following her win, in Brasilia on October 26, 2014. Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said, after a down-to-the-wire race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves.
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Today we get up to speed on election results from three countries: India, Indonesia and Brazil.

In April, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won India's election with his BJP party securing victory by a fairly large margin. In July, the former governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, won against a former general and was sworn into office on Oct. 20. On Sunday, Dilma Rousseff won re-election in Brazil with 51.6 percent of the vote, doing well in the poorer northern portion of the country by promising reform. 

Learn more about India:

• Narendra Modi: India's saviour or its worst nightmare? (The Guardian)

• India's elections and the politics of development (Washington Post)

•  Promising the good times (Economist)

Learn more about Indonesia:

•  In Southeast Asia, Indonesia Is an Unlikely Role Model for Democracy (New York Times)

• A Jab at Indonesia's President-Elect as Parliament Curbs Local Voting (New York Times)

• As Indonesia Prepares for its New President, Some Things to Remember (Wall Street Journal)

Learn more about Brazil:

• Brazil elections: Dilma Rousseff promises reform after poll win (BBC)

• Dilma Rousseff pledges unity after narrow Brazil election victory (The Guardian)

• The Anointed: Can a former political radical lead Brazil through its economic boom? (New Yorker)