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Nail-biter election throws Brazil’s Rousseff into a runoff vote

Monday, October 06, 2014 - 00:47

Partial tally shows Rousseff leading Brazil vote ahead of challenger Aecio Neves, but not with a high enough percentage to avoid a runoff. Gavino Garay reports.

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The polls have closed in Brazil's presidential election. But voters will have to return to the polls for a run-off. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won over 40 percent of the vote, ahead of opponents Aecio Neves and Marina Silva, but fell short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a second-round runoff. Rousseff will face off against pro-business rival Aecio Neves on Oct. 26. Neves seems to have a decent chance at winning given the narrow results, and Rousseff campaign officials say they'll have a tougher time in the second round. A nationwide poll shows that Rousseff would lead against challenger Neves by a margin of 48 percent to 42 percent.

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Nail-biter election throws Brazil’s Rousseff into a runoff vote

Monday, October 06, 2014 - 00:47