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Marina Silva set to enter Brazil's presidential race


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Marina Silva set to enter Brazil's presidential race

Brazil’s presidential candidates have launched radio and TV advertising campaigns ahead of October’s vote.

What was seen a battle between incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and centrist Aecio Neves has now got interesting, according to analysts

Last week, Eduardo Campos, who was polling in third place, suddenly died in a plane crash. His running mate, Marina Silva, is likely join the race in his place throwing the race wide open.

According to the latest poll, if Silva were to run on the Socialist Party’s ticket, she would have the support of 21 percent of voters.

That would put her ahead of Neves in the initial race.

And if the vote was to go to a run off, one poll predicts the environmentalist could beat President Rousseff by four points.

Political Analyst Richardo Ismael agrees that there is still all to play for.

“It’s still not settled. Now we are going to see voters start to make up their minds. Some have already
decided on Dilma, Aecio or Marina. But there is
another group (of voters) who are very much still up in the air,” said Ismael.

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