Erdogan cancels visit to Kazakhstan due to Istanbul terrorist attack - newspaperWorld December 11, 11:15
The deal of buying Rosneft's 19.5% stock is outside sanctions - sourceBusiness & Economy December 11, 11:12
Syrian military supported by the Russian aircraft repel IS attacks near PalmyraWorld December 11, 11:10
Five people die in fire in Tatarstan-emergencies ministrySociety & Culture December 11, 11:04
Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attackWorld December 11, 7:10
Turkish authorities impose media ban on coverage of Istanbul explosionWorld December 11, 3:01
Erdogan says Istanbul terrorist attack causes fatalitiesWorld December 11, 2:52
Istanbul explosions leave 15 dead, 69 wounded — TV channelWorld December 11, 2:38
Three settlements in Syria join cessation of hostilities — Russia’s Defense MinistryWorld December 11, 2:34
Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff from the Workers’ Party and former senator Aecio Neves from the Social Democracy Party will vie in a presidential runoff, as both candidates were leading in the first round.
Rousseff and Neves have gained 41.55% and 33.61% of votes, respectively, after more than 99.5% of ballots have been counted. So, no candidate succeeded to gain more than 50% of votes required for a victory in the first round.All public opinion polls predict that Rousseff, 66, will win in the runoff. She has succeeded to pursue a fruitful policy to combat poverty which lifted millions of Brazilians to the middle class. However, her re-election is not guaranteed at all, experts said in their forecasts. For next three weeks the head of state will have to withstand an upsurge of criticism over slowdown in domestic economic development rate and unsettled long-standing problems in health care and education systems.
Neves, 54, will seek to gain the protest votes as much as possible. In the last few weeks before presidential elections he has become more popular gradually, pledging reforms aimed at quicker economic growth, particularly to simplify taxation system and cut state expenditures.