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Brazil’s leftist president fell short of the votes he needed to win a second term Sunday night, triggering a runoff later this month. (MSNBC — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazil’s leftist president led his main challenger in his bid for re-election Sunday, but was falling just shy of the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff, results showed. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazil’s president forced into runoff
Brazil’s president forced into runoff

Luiz In�cio Lula da Silva finished first in the presidential vote, but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a runoff on Oct. 29. With more than 99.2 percent of the ballots tabulated, Da Silva, his momentum checked by a last-minute corruption scandal, had 48.65 percent of the vote. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazilians have voted in presidential elections with Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seeking a second term in office. (BBC News — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazil�s embattled president finished first but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a runoff. (New York Times — 2 October, 2006)
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Four years ago as presidential candidate, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva struck fear into the heart of Brazil’s business community with the fiery rhetoric of his days as a leftist union boss. (CNN — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazils President has failed to get the 50 per cent he needed to win re-election and will head to a run-off poll after claims of dirty campaign tricks chafed his support Results based on almost (ABC News — 2 October, 2006)
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The runoff that President Luiz In�cio Lula da Silva neither wanted nor expected promises to be hard-fought and full of contrasts. (New York Times — 3 October, 2006)
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With yet another ethics and corruption scandal lapping at President Luiz In�cio Lula da Silva’s door, Brazilians will be asked to decide Sunday whether he is worthy of a second term. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fell short of outright re-election but will head into an October 29 runoff leading his closest rival. (CNN — 3 October, 2006)
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