As soon as the vote was clear, Dilma Rousseff told supporters she was ready to come out fighting for the second round runoff .
Although disappointed not to have garnered more of the vote first time round she was in full rallying cry for the next step.
“We are warriors,” Rousseff said, “we are used to challenges. Traditionally, we always do well in the second round. I’m sure we will continue to develop the vital process of clarification and dialogue with the people.”