On October 3 Brazilians will choose the next occupant of the Planalto presidential palace. If needed, a run-off poll is scheduled for October 31. France 24 takes a look at the main candidates vying to lead Latin America's biggest country.
DILMA ROUSSEFF - WORKERS' PARTY
JOSÉ SERRA - BRAZL. SOCIAL DEMOCRACY PARTY
MARINA SILVA – GREEN PARTY
Silva was one of eleven children in a rubber-tapper family in the Amazon. She was illiterate until the age of 16 and worked as a maid while completing her studies. She rose to prominence working alongside rainforest activist Chico Mendes. In 1994, then 36-year-old Silva became Brazil’s youngest-ever federal senator.
Date created : 2010-09-03