Brazil's Silva in second place ahead of Oct 5 election -poll

August 18, 2014 7:19 AM

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BRASILIA Aug 15 (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva will enter Brazil's presidential race in second place with the support of 21 percent of voters and would be tied with President Dilma Rousseff in a second-round runoff, a poll showed on Monday.

Silva has drawn almost three times more support than the late center-leftist candidate Eduardo Campos, who she is expected to replace in the race after his death last week in a plane crash.

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