Socialists Could Turn to Environmentalist after Candidate’s Death

August 16, 2014 1:37 AM

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Socialists Could Turn to Environmentalist after Candidate’s Death

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16 2014 (IPS) - The death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos opens up an unexpected opportunity for environmental leader Marina Silva to return with renewed strength to the struggle to govern Brazil, offering a “third way” in a highly polarised campaign.

Silva, who was environment minister from 2003 to 2008, won 19.6 million votes in the 2010 presidential elections – 19.3 percent of the total – and is seen by many as someone who can breathe new life into the Brazilian political scene.

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