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Brazil’s incumbent presidential candidate takes the lead over main rival

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:51 UTC
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Brazil's ruling Workers' Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, has a five percentage-point lead over her main rival Jose Serra, according to the latest opinion poll released Friday. Read full article

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  • Think

    Vincit omnia veritas

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    :)

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Why are Argentine fanatics in favour of a Brazilian incumbent? The fix is in!

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    http://newwars.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/outstanding-quote-61/#comment-19918,mmmm

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    “With a little help from my friends .... ”

    How many times has the President now been fined for illegally compaigning on behalf of his chosen successor?

    Aug 01st, 2010 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “The first round of Brazilian elections is scheduled for October 3. If no candidate garners 50% of the ballots plus one a run-off will take place October 31.”

    That is incorrect. A candidate can be elected president if he (or she) garners more total votes than all of his (or her) opponents combined.

    According to Ibope, Rousseff has 39% of total votes. Serra has 34%; Marina Silva has 7%. All the other candidates - there are a lot of them - barely reach 1% combined. So Rousseff's opponents, combined, have 42% of all votes. If Rousseff advance some 4% whilst her opponents stagnate, she can be elected president with no need of a run-off.

    Aug 01st, 2010 - 01:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    A system designed by an accountant no doubt :-)

    Aug 01st, 2010 - 06:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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