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Brazil Socialist Presidential Nominee Marina Silva Spikes in Polls


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Brazil Socialist Presidential Nominee Marina Silva Spikes in Polls

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Marina Silva, former environmental minister of Brazil whose populist appeal has resulted in surging poll numbers and a wave of new voter interest in the election, last week became the presidential nominee of the country's Socialist Party and the frontrunner to challenge current President Dilma Rousseff.

Silva replaced the party's previous nominee and her former running mate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash last week.