Brazil president declares mourning, halts campaign after rival`s death

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 23:53

Brasília: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents, socialist ex-governor Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash Wednesday.

"All of Brazil is in mourning. We lost a great Brazilian today, Eduardo Campos. We lost a great comrade," Rousseff said in a statement after her rival`s campaign jet crashed in the southeastern city of Santos.

AFP

First Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 23:53

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