Brazil’s election race heads for a tight finish

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva emerged after her running mate was killed in a plane crash (photo: dap)
Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva emerged after her running mate was killed in a plane crash (photo: dap)

A plane crash which killed one of Brazil’s presidential election candidates has created an unpredictable outcome. It has pitted former environment minister Marina Silva against President Dilma Rousseff in what looks likely to be a head-to-head battle in October. The two women clashed when they both held top jobs under President Lula da Silva. Now the election race is too close to call.

BRAZIL is heading for its most unpredictable presidential election in the last 25 years. The election, on October 5, 2014, could see a run-off on October 26 between two candidates, likely to be Brazil’s current President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Marina Silva.

The second round is between...

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