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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 00:55

Brazilians vote in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Brazilians head to the polls Sunday in a bitterly-contested election. Final polls give incumbent Dilma Rousseff the edge as she seeks her second term leading Latin America's largest economy. Her Workers' Party has held power for 12 years -- leveraging an economic boom to expand social programs that helped lift more than 40 million people from poverty. But she's facing a tough race against former State Governor Aecio Neves, who wants to adopt more market-friendly fiscal measures to rein in public spending. The race is Brazil's most competitive presidential campaign in decades. It is also the most acrimonious, dominated by negative advertising and a steady drum beat of corruption allegations. Brazilians vote in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies. Vanessa Johnston reports. Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff

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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 00:55