Leftist Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil

October 26, 2014 11:26 PM

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Leftist Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA: Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.

After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil in decades, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4 percent with more than 99 percent of the votes tallied.

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