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In Brazil Balloting, Leader Finds His Base May Turn to Sand

June 24, 2018
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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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Brazil’s presidential election goes to a second round after incumbent Lula fails to win an outright victory. (BBC News — 3 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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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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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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Political analysts are uncertain if Brazil�s president, made vulnerable by another corruption scandal, will obtain the majority he needs to avoid a runoff. (New York Times — 2 October, 2006)
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