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Wooing Brazil's Evangelical Voters

Victory in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday may ultimately come down to a question of faith. Religion in the deeply devout nation has taken centre stage since the first round of voting on October 3, when Dilma Rousseff, the candidate backed by the hugely outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, failed to win outright. Many say her pro-choice stance set off Evangelicals who withdrew their support. Now both she and rival Jose Serra are trying to win the backing of churchgoers.

By Pierre Ludovic VIOLLAT , Mark Burleigh

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2014-12-23 China

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