Rouseff's Presidential Opponent Hit while Campaigning in Brazil

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Bulgaria: Rouseff's Presidential Opponent Hit while Campaigning in Brazil Opposition Brazilian Presidential candidate Jose Serra covers his head after been hit by an object during a campaign event in Campo Alegre, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Brazilian Presidential candidate Jose Serra was hit on the head by an object while walking around the Rio de Janeiro district of Campo Grande, BBC reports.

The incident happened when Serra, 68, was out campaigning ahead of the 31 October run-off vote.

He said he felt a bit dizzy, had a quick medical examination at a local and was advised to take some rest, prompting him to cancel the rest of the day's agenda. Local media cite police saying he was hit by a roll of tape.

Serra, who is the candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) blamed activists supporting his opponent Dilma Rousseff for the attack, but officials from her Workers' Party denied any involvement.

Meanwhile, it was reported that opinion polls still show Rousseff, who is from Bulgarian descent, ahead in the race.

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Jerry - 22 Oct 2010 // 01:38:13


Serra has proven himself as a former Minister of Health and Planning, this can be substantiated at the World Health Organization and Projects that were presented to the World Bank.

Dilma is a question mark??

I feel she will follow the ranks of Argentina and Chile as females who governed Latin American Countries.

Dino the Athenian - 21 Oct 2010 // 23:59:36


Surely, one can be very well educated but not in touch with people's needs.

I think politics is an art and not all educated people are artists.

Don't you think?

Jerry - 21 Oct 2010 // 23:25:34

Here we see a clear example of the type of Brazilian constituent that will vote during the Elections on the 31 of October.

One must value, is this act of Democracy or a clear definition of Brazilian ignorance who fail to understand that Jose Serra studied at Princeton University with the finest professors in Latin American Studies. Next he studied in Chile and on to other Universities.

Brazil must look closely at the fine line of Democracy or civic responsibilities of its citizens which should learn what the Brazilian Flag stands for, "Ordem e Progresso".

Dino the Athenian - 21 Oct 2010 // 20:19:39


Something that big? No wonder the poor fellow has had some trauma.

Ouch! Ideas are so painful sometimes!

MJC - 21 Oct 2010 // 20:16:56

No.. I think an Idea hit him ? MJC

Dino the Athenian - 21 Oct 2010 // 20:14:20

It must have been Erdogan.

I hear he has a fiery temper.

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