Brazil election heads to second round

6 October 2014, News Wires – Brazil leftist President Dilma Rousseff placed first in the country’s election on Sunday, but did not get enough votes to avoid a race to the end with pro-buisness rival Aecio Neves.

According to Reuters, Neves made a jump to second place, partial results have shown.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Three-quarters of the results have been counted, Rousseff led with 40.4% of the vote while Neves held 35.2%.

Rousseff was up against environmentalist Marina Silva, who was recently ahead in the poll. Silva dropped to third in the polls, taking in just 21% of the votes.

Reuters said results were not yet in from the poorer states of the nation where Rousseff was stronger.

With no candidate coming out on top, the first two finishers will face each other in a second round of voting on 26 October.



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