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By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With her unconditional backing of former president Lula, some had suggested incumbent president Dilma Rousseff could win the 2014 election in the first round of the 2014 elections. However the announcement of Marina Silva as candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), along with competition from Aécio Neves of the Party of Brazilian Social Democracy (PSDB) means a second round is likely.

The first stage of Brazil’s general election will take place on October 5th and, if Dilma Rousseff, representing the Workers Party (PT) fails to win the fifty . . .

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