Rousseff and Neves battle for Brazilian presidential role

Aecio Neves faces Dilma Rouseff in a second round for the Brazilian presidency (photo: dpa)
Aecio Neves faces Dilma Rouseff in a second round for the Brazilian presidency (photo: dpa)

The major surprise in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election was the failure of Marina Silva to consolidate her appeal and challenge Dilma Rousseff in the second round. Now voters face a left-right choice for president on October 26. The new administrations will offer significantly different futures for the people of Brazil.

BRAZIL’S presidential elections have moved to a second round decider, but the big surprise was that Aecio Neves of the Social Democratic Party (PSDB), will stand against the sitting president, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT).

Marina Silva of the Socialist Party (PSB), hotly tipped to create a really strong challenge to President Rou...

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