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Former Marxist guerilla poised to become Brazil's first woman president

Telegraph UK - Dilma Rousseff, who spent nearly three years in jail during her country's years of military dictatorship and was tortured behind bars, appears to be on course to secure victory in Sunday's election.

A series of polls in recent days have suggested that Ms Rousseff, 62, may narrowly pass the 50 per cent of the vote she needs to be elected outright. Read more.


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