Brazil Votes in Presidential Elections, Rousseff Favored for Re-Election

World | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 09:56|  views

View of several election campaign posters for the presidential, legislatives and regionals elections at houses in the Bonsucesso neighborhood in the Zona Norte of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 03 October 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Around 143 million eligible voters in Brazil are going to the polls on Sunday to elect a President.

A total of 11 presidential candidates are competing for the post, with three of them estimated as the top contenders.

Experts predict a run-off stage, scheduled for October 26, with no candidate expected to receive 50% of the ballots cast on Sunday.

According to local polling agencies, as cited by the Wall Street Journal, the incumbent, Workers Party’s Ms. Dilma Rousseff, the daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant, will get reelected, scoring 40.6 percent of voter support.

As regards Rouseff’s main competitors, A?cio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party is expected get 24% of the votes, while the Brazilian Socialist Party’s Marina Silva is to get 21.4% of the votes.

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