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Brazil Elections: Run-off is a fact, Rousseff has a big lead.

Official vote returns indicate Brazil’s leading presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff has been forced into a second-round runoff in October.

With 99.6 per cent of the ballots tallied, she has 46.8 per cent of valid votes compared with 32.6 per cent for her closest rival, Jose Serra, The Associated Press reported, citing the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

Rousseff would need 50 per cent plus one of the valid votes to avoid a runoff on Oct. 31. READ MORE.