Paulo Celso Pereira – O Globo, 4/23/2014
At two months and a half from the electoral campaigns, the main candidates for the presidency are in the final stages of assembling their support among Brazilian states. Today, 24 of the 27 governors have already publicly stated who they will support. In comparing the current scenario with 2010, President Dilma Rousseff has clearly lost space among the local executive leaders. Four years ago, Dilma had the support of 19 of the 27 governors, representing 75.3 million voters. This year, so far, the president has only secured the support of 13 governors, who rule over 55.7 million voters – a reduction of 46% percent – representing a decreased influence over approximately 20 million voters.
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