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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brushed aside corruption allegations and won re-election in a landslide as Brazilians rewarded their first working-class leader for diminishing grinding poverty and

October 30, 2006

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— President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brushed aside corruption allegations and won re-election in a landslide as Brazilians rewarded their first working-class leader for diminishing grinding poverty and improving the economy of Latin America's largest nation.

The leftist former union leader cruised to a runoff victory Sunday with strong support from tens of millions of poor voters, easily topping center-right rival Geraldo Alckmin, whose tepid campaign style and robotic image failed to win over ordinary Brazilians.

With 99 percent of the votes counted, Silva had 61 percent support compared with 39 percent for Alckmin, Sao Paulo state's former governor.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 5 months ago

I wonder if the headline will be as big when Chavez is reelected by a similar landslide.

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