Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to Face Aecio Neves in Runoff

World | October 6, 2014, Monday // 10:57|  views

Brazil`s President and candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), Dilma Rousseff, shows her identity card before casting her vote at the polling station of Santos Dumont at the Assuncao area in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 05 October 2014. Photo by EPA

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff won most votes in the country's presidential election on Sunday, but failed to secure the overall majority needed to avoid a run-off.

The Workers Party incumbent received about 42% of the vote and faces a run-off against Aecio Neves of the Social Democratic party,who got 34%, according to reports of the BBC News.

Former environment minister Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, finished third with 21% of the votes.

Analysts predict a tight runoff on 26 October.

Voter turnout in Sunday’s elections was 80%, with Brazilians aged 18-70 subject to compulsory voting.

Voters also elected regional governors and members of Congress on Sunday.

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