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Defeated Candidate Aecio Neves Reclaims Senate Seat

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Defeated presidential candidate Aecio Neves of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) returned to Congress on Tuesday to reclaim his senator’s seat, pledging to be a strong opposition force in the Senate and demand that President Dilma Rousseff keep her campaign promises.

“I will lead a strong opposition. If they want to talk they will have to present proposals that are of interest to the Brazilian population,” he said to a crowd waiting for him outside the Congressional building in Brasilia.

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