Rousseff narrow favorite as Brazilians turn out to vote

October 26, 2014 8:36 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilians began voting on Sunday for the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy, with President Dilma Rousseff clawing back a narrow lead in the polls after a dramatic campaign.

The election began amid tight security, with some 143 million people to cast a ballot for leftist incumbent Rousseff or Social Democrat Aecio Neves, scion of a famous political family. Polls gave Rousseff between a four – and six-per cent lead over her rival, though the election remained too close t...

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