BRASILIA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Presidential candidates traded
accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last
ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday’s election
runoff in Brazil’s closest race in decades.
In the final television debate of a bitter campaign, leftist
President Dilma Rousseff and pro-business opposition candidate
Aecio Neves sparred over who was best suited to restore growth
to a stagnant economy, fight inflation, bring down rents and
deal with open sewers in Brazilian cities.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over her opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday’s presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday.
In Brazil’s tightest election in decades, the leftist incumbent’s aggressive campaign against pro-business senator Neves has succeeded in bolstering her support while increasing rejection of her rival, the surveys showed.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil’s presidential election and she appears to be the favorite to win Sunday’s runoff although the vote is still too close to call.
The Datafolha poll, released on Wednesday, was the fourth in three days to show that Rousseff is numerically in front of her rival Aecio Neves, the financial markets’ favorite who has promised business-friendly policies to revive a sluggish economy.
BRASILIA, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Opposition candidate Aecio
Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil’s presidential
race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it’s the incumbent
Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the
After a sudden surge before and after the first-round vote
on Oct. 5, Neves is struggling to retain the momentum that gave
him a slight advantage in recent polling.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – 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, two new polls showed on Wednesday.
In an increasingly acrimonious campaign, the candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism in a bruising television debate on Tuesday night that had no clear winner and saw more attacks than discussion of policy issues.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s two presidential candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism on Tuesday night in a bruising television debate that had no clear winner ahead of the hotly contested Oct. 26 election runoff.
Leftist incumbent President Dilma Rousseff warned Brazilians that the election of her pro-business challenger Aecio Neves would lead to unemployment and put at risk social benefits gained under 12 years of rule by her Workers’ Party.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Doctors in Brazil were testing a West African man for Ebola on Friday, although the health ministry said the patient was “in good shape” and his slight fever has subsided.
Health Minister Arthur Chioro said the 47-year-old man arrived in Brazil on Sept. 19 from Guinea, one of three impoverished countries, along with Liberia and Sierra Leone, at the heart of an outbreak that has killed nearly 4,000 people since March.
BRASILIA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Pro-business opposition
candidate Aecio Neves has gained support and is running
neck-and-neck with leftist President Dilma Rousseff ahead of
Brazil’s Oct. 26 presidential runoff, two polls showed on
The tight race highlights why Neves is actively seeking an
endorsement from popular environmentalist Marina Silva, who
finished third in the election’s first round on Sunday with 22
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she will wait for political pledges from pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves before backing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil’s presidential election.
An endorsement from Silva, who finished third in the election’s first round on Sunday with 22 million votes, would increase Neves’ chances of unseating leftist President Dilma Rousseff and ending 12 years of Workers’ Party rule.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – The political party that launched environmentalist Marina Silva’s unsuccessful presidential bid threw its support behind pro-business candidate Aecio Neves on Wednesday for Brazil’s Oct. 26 runoff vote against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
The decision by the Brazilian Socialist Party increases the likelihood that the bulk of Silva’s 22 million votes would go to Neves, raising his chances of defeating Rousseff.