Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Brazilian presidential runoff in a neck to neck technical tie

The two candidates have ten exhausting days before Election Day

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Senator Aecio Neves for the 26 October runoff, are technically tied according to the latest public opinion poll released by Datafolha, which so far has shown to be one of the most reliable pollsters.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 23:44 UTC

Much mud-slinging but no definitive KO in Dilma/Neves first round of debates

Rousseff recalled that in Neves home state of Minas Gerais, where he was twice governor, there has been a sharp rise in homicides and was heavily indebted.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and rival presidential candidate Aecio Neves have clashed over corruption and the state of the economy in the first of a series of televised debates ahead of the second round of presidential elections. 26 October.

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 05:18 UTC

Rousseff and Neves in 'statistical tie' according to the latest opinion polls

Excluding undecided voters, spoiled and blank votes, the polls showed Neves would win the runoff by 51% of valid votes against 49% for Rousseff

Pro-business candidate Aecio Neves has a slight lead of 2 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the October 26 runoff in Brazil's presidential elections, according to two new polls released on Thursday.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:38 UTC

Investors on edge waiting for the results of Sunday's voting in Brazil

The results on Sunday should be quick in coming since Brazil has implemented a network of electronic balloting with 507.000 voting machines

Latin American currencies weakened on Friday after strong U.S. jobs data was seen as increasing the likelihood of higher interest rates in the world's largest economy, while Brazil markets fluttered in the last trading session before Oct. 5 elections.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Latest poll shows Dilma winning the run off with seven point margin

In first-round voting that takes place on Sunday, Rousseff has 40% voter support and Silva 24%.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has extended her lead over environmentalist Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's Oct. 5 presidential election and would win a likely second-round runoff, a new poll showed on Thursday.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 07:39 UTC

Dilma and Marina fighting for the religious vote, one fifth of the Brazilian electorate

“Don't just give your vote away. Vote against the corrupt and those who want to destroy the family!”, preaches pastor Silas Malafaia

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is having an impact on the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 04:40 UTC

Brazils' Bovespa and Real plunge as Dilma climbs in polls with less than a week to election

Polls show Dilma nine points ahead of Marina Silva in a possible run off

Brazilian financial markets took a beating on Monday after polls showed President Dilma Rousseff pulling past challenger Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's election. The Brazilian currency closed at its weakest level since December 2008 while the benchmark Bovespa stock index notched its biggest one-day loss in over three years.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

Rousseff pledges media regulation (but not content) if re-elected this week

Rousseff said her intention is not to influence content, but rather to break down an “asymmetrical” concentration of media ownership, described as harmful.

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, seeking re-election next week, says she will pursue media regulation if she returns for a second term, seeking to boost pluralism without influencing editorial content, according to media reports.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 08:47 UTC

Opening the economy “would be a disaster for Brazilian industry” states Rousseff minister

Trade minister Mauro Borges warned about the 'mexicanization' with 'maquiladoras' of the Brazilian economy

Anticipating what could be policy under a second government of President Dilma Rousseff, her Trade Minister Mauro Borges told Brazilian daily Folha do Sao Paulo that opening the country to more foreign trade would be a “disaster for Brazilian industry” and lead to the “mexicanization” of the economy, in reference to the light assembly factories known as “maquiladoras” that dominate Mexico’s non-oil exports.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 09:08 UTC

Relief for Dilma: unemployment rate in August remained at 5%

August jobless rate topped the median forecast of 4.9% in a poll of 11 economists. In August 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.3%.

Brazil's jobless rate rose in August to its highest in six months despite stronger job creation, adding to signs that the economic recession is eroding a robust labor market. The non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 5.0 percent in August, up from 4.9% in July, statistics agency IBGE announced.

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