Brazil’s opposition Democrats party has nominated congressman Indio da Costa to be presidential candidate Jose Serra ’a running mate as he seeks to regain the lead in polls ahead of October’s election.
Dilma Rousseff , the chosen successor of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , may beat her rival presidential candidate Jose Serra in the first round of the October election, according to a poll released today.
Brazilian presidential candidate Jose Serra , trying to prevent a landslide defeat in next month’s election, is accusing his opponent’s party of using dirty tricks to gather private tax records of his supporters and family.
Brazilian presidential frontrunner Dilma Rousseff accused her opponent Jose Serra of spreading “lies” about her views on abortion, and the two candidates clashed over past sales of state assets, in their first head- to-head debate before an Oct. 31 runoff election.
Brazil’s Bovespa stock index climbed for a fifth day, completing the longest stretch of weekly gains since May 2009, as utilities rallied on speculation Jose Serra may win the presidential election, boosting the outlook for state companies.