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Nov 5, 2014

Analysis: Brazil’s Rousseff to rein in excesses – for a while

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A quick belt-tightening, and then back to business as usual.

That appears to be the strategy in coming months for Brazil’s newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, who is trying to win back the business community’s confidence without sacrificing her leftist agenda of reducing poverty and ensuring a strong state presence in the economy.

Nov 5, 2014

Brazil’s Rousseff to rein in excesses – for a while

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A quick belt-tightening, and then back to business as usual.

That appears to be the strategy in coming months for Brazil’s newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, who is trying to win back the business community’s confidence without sacrificing her leftist agenda of reducing poverty and ensuring a strong state presence in the economy.

Oct 27, 2014

Leftist Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins re-election in Brazil

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than an ongoing economic slump.

After the closest, most divisive campaign since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4 percent support.

Oct 27, 2014

Leftist Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Brazil’s leftist
President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday
after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of
reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than
a recent economic slump.

After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil
in decades, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff
against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4
percent support.

Oct 25, 2014

Brazil’s election too close to call on eve of runoff

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday’s presidential runoff vote with a slight lead in most polls over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, setting the stage for Brazil’s tightest election in decades.

A survey released on Saturday by polling firm Ibope gave Rousseff a 6-percentage point lead over Neves, while a closely-watched poll by Datafolha showed the incumbent ahead by 4 points, within the survey’s margin of error.

Oct 25, 2014

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

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.

Oct 23, 2014

Brazil’s president widens lead in polls ahead of Sunday vote

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.

Oct 22, 2014

Brazil’s Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves before Sunday’s election: poll

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.

Oct 19, 2014

Brazil’s Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote

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
homestretch.

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.

Oct 16, 2014

Brazil presidential race heading for Oct 26 photo finish

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.