Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday`s election runoff in Brazil`s closest race in decades.
Just days before Brazil`s presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition leader Aecio Neves, who will face off in the October 26 runoff election, have harshly attacked each other in a new televised debate over corruption scandals in their respective parties.
In the recently held presidential elections, Brazilians have voted in a way so as to necessitate the run-off elections as incumbent President Dilma Rousseff failed to win an outright majority despite grabbing the maximum number of votes.
President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil`s presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main challenger in the upcoming elections, environmentalist Marina Silva, are virtually tied in voting intentions in both the first and second rounds, according to the latest opinion survey on the vote.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and would run a tight race with opposition candidate Marina Silva if October`s election leads to a runoff vote, polls published on Wednesday showed.
Brazil`s presidential race is rapidly shifting gears, with a surge in support for environmentalist Marina Silva sending a threatened Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, into attack mode with the elections a month away.