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Dilma on track for second round success in Brazil

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Dilma on track for second round success in Brazil


The tide is turning back in favour of Dilma Roussef ahead of the second round of Brazil’s presidential election next weekend.

Her campaign seems to be gaining momentum as it shifts from social issues back to the economic gains under her political benefactor and hugely popular incumbent, President Luis Inacio Lula de Silva.

He has campaigned vigorously for his protegée since the first ballot, helping to resurrect her campaign.

The opposition challenger, José Serra, is around ten points behind Roussef.

The seasoned politician seems to be losing some of the momentum he gained due to a government corruption scandal before the first round.

He did well in the polls, but not well enough, and hopes of backing from the Greens to pick up swing voters came to nothing.

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