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Brazil’s ‘most unpredictable election since return to democracy’

Joseph Bamat – France 24, 10/23/2014

An acrimonious and volatile presidential race has entered its final stretch in Brazil, with left-wing incumbent Dilma Rousseff and conservative challenger Aecio Neves running neck and neck. 158 more words

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Neves Win in Brazil Would End Alliances Built by Lula

Charlie Devereux and Anatoly Kurmanaev – Bloomberg, 10/22/2014

The election of Aecio Neves as Brazil’s president would end a 12-year alliance uniting leaders from Venezuela to Boliviaon regional development and state intervention in the economy. 130 more words

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Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

Associated Press – The Washington Post, 10/23/2014

The debate boiled in Lena’s Salon in Rio’s Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday’s presidential election. 81 more words

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Rousseff Gains Edge as Brazil Polls Point to Photo Finish

Anna Edgerton – Bloomberg, 10/21/2014

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff gained support over opposition candidate Aecio Neves even as the race remains in a dead heat less than a week before the runoff, according to a Datafolha poll published yesterday. 152 more words

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Neves would return to basics to fix Brazilian economy: adviser

Alonso Soto and Jefferson Ribeiro – Reuters, 10/15/2014

Aecio Neves would scrap a “failed” economic model and restore the pillars of Brazil’s economy to overcome slow growth and high inflation if he wins the presidency this month, the candidate’s pick for finance minister told Reuters on Wednesday. 104 more words

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Brazil presidential race heading for October 26 photo finish

Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 10/15/2014

Brazil’s most unpredictable presidential election in a generation is heading toward a photo finish on Oct. 26 between leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves, a new poll showed on Wednesday. 89 more words

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Silva Postpones Decision on Supporting Neves in Brazil Presidential Campaign

Marla Dickerson and Luciana Magalhaes – The Wall Street Journal, 10/09/2014

Thwarted Brazilian Socialist Party candidate Marina Silva has postponed a decision on whether to endorse former rival Aécio Neves in his bid for the presidency, and is unlikely to campaign actively for him even if she ultimately backs him, according to a person familiar with her thinking. 100 more words

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