Analysis - Rousseff's election strategy digs deeper hole for Brazil economy - World

October 7, 2014 6:51 PM

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SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's strategy of slamming bankers and playing up class divisions may give her the edge in this month's election but it further strains relations with business leaders just as Brazil's stagnant economy badly needs fresh investment.

The leftist incumbent, who led the first round of voting on Sunday and now faces market favourite Aecio Neves in an Oct. 26 runoff, is using heavy government spending and some tough rhetoric to shore up her support among Brazil's poor.

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