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article imageDilma Rousseff increases lead, could be elected in first round

By Igor I. Solar     Sep 16, 2010 in Politics
Brazilia - Brazilian presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, has 51 percent of voting intentions according to the results of a poll released today by the Folha de Sao Paulo; Rouseeff could be elected in the first round.
Rousseff, representing the Workers' Party and backed by President Lula da Silva, increased her level of preferences by one point respect to the previous survey conducted last week, reported Datafolha Polling Agency, which
José Serra  former governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo  running second in Brazil 2010 Pre...
José Serra, former governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, running second in Brazil 2010 Presidential Election.
Ricardo Stuckert
conducted the study on behalf of Brazilian media O Globo and Folha do Sao Paulo.
Meanwhile, former Governor of Sao Paulo José Serra, candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party has 27 percent of the voting intentions, unchanged from the previous survey. The candidate of the Green Party, Marina Silva, former Minister of the Environment in the Lula da Silva government, an internationally recognized defender of the Amazon Rainforest, remains in third place with 11percent of the preferences. Other six presidential candidates gather in total 1 percent of the intentions, reports O Globo (in Portuguese).
The election will take place on October 3. Brazilian election law establishes that the elected candidate should have more than 50 percent of the valid votes, excluding blank and null. The President is elected for a four-year term, with a limit of two terms.
Given the present vote intention and the number of blank and null at about 4 percent,
Marina Silva  former Minister of the Environment. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) name...
Marina Silva, former Minister of the Environment. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) named her (2007) one of the Champions of the Earth.
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according with Datafolha, Dilma Rousseff would reach 57 percent and could be elected without the need of a second ballot which has been preliminary scheduled for October 31.
The survey was conducted between September 13 and 15, with 11,784 respondents in 423 cities. The margin of error is estimated at plus-minus two percentage points (Survey Details published by newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, in Portuguese).
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