Dilma Rousseff and President Lula da Silva
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Rousseff leads as Brazil election reaches final stretch

Dilma Rousseff looks set to become Brazil's first female president when the country votes in the second round of its closely contested presidential election on Sunday.

Rousseff, the hand-picked successor of the current President Lula da Silva, failed to win the majority needed for an outright win in the first round.

But the latest polls give her a lead over her opponent, Jose Serra, the former governor of Sao Paolo state.

Paulo Cabral reports.

  • 29 Oct 2010
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