Brazil's PSB party to back Neves in October 26 runoff

October 8, 2014 10:09 PM

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BRASILIA - The political party that launched environmentalist Marina Silva's unsuccessful presidential bid threw its support behind pro-business candidate Aecio Neves on Wednesday for Brazil's Oct. 26 runoff vote against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.

The decision by the Brazilian Socialist Party increases the likelihood that the bulk of Silva's 22 million votes would go to Neves, raising his chances of defeating Rousseff.

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