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Brazil Elections: Lula tactics is helping Dilma Rousseff, but José Serra is still ahead.

Brasilian Presidential Candidate José Serra

In a report published by Bloomberg.com on April 9 about Braqzil,  the news company says that  Jose Serra , the frontrunner to succeed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, begins his campaign tomorrow aiming to persuade voters that he’s best- suited to expand on economic gains made during Lula’s tenure.

Brazil’s biggest opposition party, known as the PSDB, will declare Serra, 68, its candidate for October elections at an event tomorrow in Brasilia, setting up a race against Lula’s chosen heir, former cabinet chief  Dilma Rousseff, 62.

PT Presidential Candidate Dilma Rousseff, photo courtesy of Arquivo PAN

Rousseff, who has never run for elected office, has cut Serra’s 14-point lead in a December poll to 9 points last month as she and Lula traversed the country inaugurating public housing and health clinics popular with Lula’s working-class base. Instead of attacking Lula’s track record, Serra will showcase his accomplishments expanding Sao Paulo’s infrastructure while cutting taxes and improving state finances.READ MORE HERE.