Sad news for Rousseff fans. Speculation had been rife that the former Brazilian President is about to announce her retirement from politics, at age 72, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouDilma was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“Dilma Rousseff was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouDilma”
— @universalObserver, 23 Oct 2020
“Rousseff wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 23 Oct 2020
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