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Brazil holds 1st online presidential debate

08-20-2010 14:12 BJT

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Brazil has held its first online presidential debate with the country's three front-runners, answering questions from Internet users.

During the debate, opposition candidate Jose Serra failed to land heavy blows on his rival Dilma Rousseff from the ruling coalition.

The debate soured his already low prospects of winning the presidential race. Hours before the debate, an opinion poll showed Rousseff with a decisive lead and heading for a possible first round victory on October 3rd's presidential ballot.

The online format of the debate reflects the rapid growth of the Internet in Latin America's largest country. But many analysts argue the debate is unlikely to have much impact as most voters who are still undecided are poorer and have limited Internet access.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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