Brazil Presidential Election

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 17 Oct 2014 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

Heated debate on SBT was positive for Aécio

Aécio Neves (PSDB) fared better than Dilma Rousseff (PT) in the debate aired yesterday on SBT.Unlike the TV Bandeirantes (Oct. 14) debate, when he was on the defensive, Aécio was able to explore issues on the economic agenda (increased inflation and low economic growth), in addition to discussing the recent allegations of corruption in Petrobras, which are detrimental to the president’s image.

Both candidates approached this debate as a battle for survival: Aécio has seen his rejection rating increase, along with positive eva...

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