A combination photo shows presidential candidates President Dilma Rousseff (left)and Aecio Neves gesturing to photographers after voting on 5 October, 2014
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Brazilians go to the polls in presidential elections

Polls have opened in Brazil in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.

Incumbent left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT) faces centrist Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) in the second run-off round.

Both candidates have pledged to kick-start Latin America's largest economy and make it more competitive.

Voting began at 08:00 (10:00 GMT) and will end at 20:00.

The latest opinion polls showed President Rousseff with a slight lead over the opposition candidate.

Wyre Davies reports.

  • 26 Oct 2014
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