Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff

August 21, 2014 2:00 AM

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Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a second term.

The presidential race was upended last week by the late entry of Silva, a popular environmentalist and anti-establishment icon among many young voters, following the death of her party's previous candidate in a plane crash.

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