Brazilians are again going to the polls to elect a successor to the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff is expected to win Sunday’s runoff between herself and Social Democrat Jose Serra.–JCL

The BBC:

Brazilians are voting to choose a new president to succeed the popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Opinion polls suggest the governing Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over Jose Serra of the opposition Social Democratic Party.

Ms Rousseff has enjoyed the full support of President Lula, who is leaving office after two terms with record popularity ratings.

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