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Brazilians begin voting to pick new president

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Brazilians begin voting to pick new president


Polls have opened in Brazil to choose a successor to President Lula da Silva, who has been in the job for eight years.

Voting is compulsory for the 136 million Brazilians on the electoral roll.

Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerilla, is set to become the country’s first female president, according to opinion polls.

The current head of state’s pro-market reforms and and social initiatives will see him leave office with an approval rating of eighty percent.

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