By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With ten days before the first round of presidential elections in Brazil and candidates still battling it out to see who will go to the second round, many economists are pessimistic of the outcome of this year’s elections.

“I’m extremely pessimistic that among the two leading candidates one (Fernando Haddad) has the same (economic) proposals which didn’t work in the past and the other is an anti-PT ‘adventurer’ (Jair Bolsonaro) who has told us nothing about his economic program,” economist and former director of Brazil’s . . .

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