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Brazil: Rousseff narrows rival Silva's lead


Brazil: Rousseff narrows rival Silva's lead

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has gained some ground against opposition candidate Marina Silva according to a new poll.

While Rousseff is still set to win the first round presidential vote on October 5, Silva is projected to win the expected second round runoff (October 26) but now by a reduced margin of seven percentage points.

It still means the popular anti-establishment figure Marina Silva who is a renowned environmentalist, is threatening to end the 12-year rule of the Workers’ Party in the election.

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