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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-09-30

Support for ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff (pictured, centre), who is hoping to succeed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has held according to a poll released Thursday meaning she has enough votes to win Sunday's vote outright.

REUTERS - Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff's support was flat in a new poll released Thursday that showed her still having just enough votes to win Sunday's presidential election without a runoff.

The poll by Datafolha polling group showed Rousseff with 52 percent of valid votes, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said.

Rousseff's support was up slightly from 51 percent in the most recent Datafolha poll, based on data collected on Monday, but within the poll's margin of error of 2 percentage points.

If no candidate wins a majority of valid votes, the election will go to a runoff on Oct. 31.

The closest challenger, former Sao Paulo governor Jose Serra, had 31 percent support, compared to 32 percent in the previous Datafolha poll.

Rousseff's support is still down from its peak level of 57 percent on Sept. 15, around the time a corruption scandal broke involving one of her former top aides.

Rousseff, 62, is a former chief of staff to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and has vowed to continue the stable economic policies that have made Brazil one of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets under his watch.

 

Date created : 2010-09-30

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