Incumbent Rousseff leading in Brazilian presidential vote

October 5, 2014 11:23 PM

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appeared poised to finish atop a field of candidates in her bid for a second term Sunday, but was likely to face a center-right candidate in a runoff.

Early exit polls showed Rousseff leading, with Aécio Neves of the center-right Social Democrats in second. Environmentalist candidate Marina Silva trailed; if the trend held up, she would be eliminated from the race.

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