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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Oct 24, 2014 03:28 PM CDT

Brazil's Election and Agriculture

Brazil goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president.

The race is extremely tight with the incumbent, Dilma Rousseff, holding a four- to six-point lead over opposition candidate, Aecio Neves, in most polls.

The election has polarized Brazilian society with public arguments between supporters in the bars of Sao Paulo not uncommon.

But what does the race mean for Brazilian agribusiness?

Katia Abreu, the president of the Brazilian Agriculture Confederation, may have declared support for Rousseff, a leftist candidate, but most of agribusiness supports Neves, who is viewed as pro-market and business-friendly. This ...

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