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Former Marxist Guerilla and Political Prisoner Poised to Become Brazil's First Woman President


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Former Marxist Guerilla and Political Prisoner Poised to Become Brazil's First Woman President

Robin Yapp

Dilma Rousseff, who spent nearly three years in jail during her country's
years of military dictatorship and was tortured behind bars, appears to be
on course to secure victory in Sunday's election.

A series of polls in recent days have suggested that Ms Rousseff, 62, may
narrowly pass the 50 per cent of the vote she needs to be elected outright.