By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - President Lula's chosen successor Dilma Rousseff has received a significant boost to her campaign to succeed the enormously popular Luis Inácio Lula da Silva.

Rousseff officially gained the support of the nation's largest political party, the centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB. The accord has however yet to be formally approved at the respective party conferences.

The PMDB and President Lula's party, the Workers' Party, made a joint announcement last week supporting Rousseff's candidacy in principle. Rousseff is a former revolutionary fighter in opposition to the . . .

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