Monday, 6 October 2014

Brazil election: Rousseff to face rival Neves in run-off

Brazilian incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won most votes in the country's presidential election, but has fallen short of outright victory.
She received about 42% of the vote and faces a run-off against centre-right rival Aecio Neves, who got 34%.
Analysts now predict a potentially tight second round on 26 October.
Ms Rousseff said people had expressed their rejection of "the ghosts of the past, recession and unemployment", and vowed to continue to work for change.
The Socialist Party candidate, prominent environmentalist Marina Silva, finished third with 21%, and is out of the race.
Mr Neves called on Ms Silva's supporters to back him, saying he represented "hope for change".
Ms Silva said she and other Socialist leaders would meet in the coming days to discuss any endorsements for the run-off.
Aecio Neves Aecio Neves will go head-to-head with Dilma Rousseff on 26 October
Voters queue outside a polling station in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: 5 October 2014 Voting is mandatory for all Brazilians aged between 18 and 70
More than 142 million people were eligible to vote on Sunday. Turnout was 80%. Voting is mandatory for those aged between 18 and 70.
Brazilians also elected members of congress and regional governors on Sunday.
Corruption scandals