Volatile Silva Could Upend Brazil’s Presidential Race
The late entry of environmentalist Marina Silva into Brazil’s presidential race following the death of her running mate could rally young voters and those upset over a sluggish economy and corruption, but introduce new uncertainty for investors wary of her record of unpredictable decisions. A plane crash on Wednesday killed presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who was widely viewed as one of Brazil’s brightest young politicians. Campos, 49, had been running third in polls with about 10 percent support, trailing incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and another opposition candidate.
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