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Brazil president declares mourning after rival's death

2014-08-13 21:31

Brasilia - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents, socialist ex-governor Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash on Wednesday.

"All of Brazil is in mourning. We lost a great Brazilian today, Eduardo Campos.

"We lost a great comrade," Rousseff said in a statement after her rival's campaign jet crashed in the southeastern city of Santos.

AFP
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