Brazil's Neves wins key endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

October 12, 2014 11:26 PM

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SAO PAULO: Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Sunday (Oct 12) earned a key endorsement in his bid to defeat incumbent Dilma Rousseff - from environmentalist candidate Marina Silva.

The Social Democrat Neves lost to Rousseff in the first round a week ago, but opinion polls now show him in a statistical dead heat with her ahead of the October 26 run-off - making Silva's backing vital.

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