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.
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
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.
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.