Brazil’s third televised presidential debate was held Tuesday night, as the candidates seek to win over voters ahead of the October 5 general election.
Eight candidates took part but Dilma Rousseff, Marina Silva and Aecio Neves were in the spotlight, as the three candidates leading the polls. Current president, and Workers Party (PT) candidate, Dilma Rousseff is ahead in the polls but the race is likely to go to a second round. The main issues debated were health, poverty, corruption, political reform and economic policies.
Marina Silva, Rousseff’s main rival, said on several occasions that her government would be made up of “the best people” from all parties. President Rousseff rejected Silva’s proposals and warned that was a recipe for “powerful people (to) rule from behind the scenes.”