Brazil's Socialists name Silva to replace party's presidential candidate killed in plane crash

August 21, 2014 12:02 AM

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Brazil's Socialists name Silva to replace party's presidential candidate killed in plane crash

RIO DE JANEIRO – Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

Silva, who had been Eduardo Campos' vice presidential running mate, met with members of the party in Brasilia who officially approved her as the new candidate.

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