Barring another game-changing event, Brazils’s President Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) and Marina Silva of the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB) will face each other in a second round of the presidential election on 26 October. In the latest Ibope opinion poll, Rousseff is predicted to win 38% of the vote on 5 October; Silva is forecast to win 29%; and Aécio Neves of the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) 19%. In a second round between Rousseff and Silva the two candi- dates are neck-and-neck.

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