Run-off Time in Brazil
Via the BBC: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff to face presidential run-off
Brazilian incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won most votes in the country’s presidential election, but has fallen short of outright victory.
She received about 41% of the vote and is set to face a run-off against centrist Aecio Neves, who got 34%, near complete official results show.
Analysts now predict a potentially tight second round on 26 October.
The socialist candidate, prominent environmentalist Marina Silva, finished third with 21%, and is out of the race.
More than 142 million people were eligible to vote on Sunday. Turnout was 80%. Voting is mandatory for those aged between 18 and 70.
Rousseff should be the heavy favorite to win the second round. It seems unlikely that she could not pick up the needed 9%+ from the Silva vote.