|Ms Rousseff New President of Brazil|
Brazil's first woman President, Dilma Rousseff, has been sworn into office.
Congrats to Ms Rousseff.
Among the 30,000 people gathered for the inauguration of the first woman to hold Brazil's highest office, it was clearly the women who had the greatest expectations.
It was an excited and noisy crowd, but it was still three times smaller than that which gathered for Mr Lula da Silva's inauguration in 2003: It is not easy to follow in the steps of the most popular president in Brazilian history.
Dilma Roussef will lead a country enjoying an unprecedented economic boom and a confidence in the future. It is just the kind of thing any political leader would wish for.
But in her inaugural address Mrs Rousseff made it clear she was aware of the major challenges still faced by the country if she was to fulfil her promise of "consolidating the achievements" of her mentor.
As well as improving the country's infrastructure, education and public health need much more attention if Brazil is to leave behind its deserved reputation as one of the most unequal societies in the world.
After signing the oath of office, Ms Rousseff began her 40-minute inaugural address by noting that this was the first time in Brazil that a role of a President was given to a woman.