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Brazil’s Rousseff could win Re-Election after all

WASHINGTON — Brazil’s incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, will probably win her second four-year term if polls hold true on election day.

dilma rousseff [1]Reuters reported [2] that Rousseff, facing internal strife over significant poverty, widespread protests [3] and the NSA spying scandal [4], is ahead of her opponents. She has 47% of the vote in a recent poll by the Datafolha public opinion research group.

In Brazil, candidates have to make it past the first round of votes and win only if they get 50% share of the vote. Currently, Rousseff’s 47% would help her qualify for the second round, but she would be in a run-off with the second-best vote getter.