Brazil election: Dilma Rousseff to face Aecio Neves in run-off

Follow the link to read the full article on the BBC News Latin-America and Caribbean page.

Some vocabulary from the article

incumbent               outright              vowed
to cast (a vote)        stubbornly          endorsement
hitherto                   burden               marred

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In Brazil, voting is compulsory and approximately 80% of people vote. This is called voter turnout. In the UK, voting is not compulsory and turnout is sometimes only 40%.

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