IMF News Brief

NEWS BRIEF - IMF Managing Director Kohler Congratulates Brazil's President-Elect, 28 October.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Kohler issued the following statement today after the election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil:

"The strong electoral result is another affirmation of Brazil's vibrant democracy and presents the President-elect with an historical opportunity to meet the economic and social aspirations of the people