October 3rd, 2010
08:33 PM ET

9 vie for Brazil's top job as voters await results

Brazilian voters headed to the polls Sunday in a general election that spans across all levels of government, from the presidency to local offices.

The spotlight will be on the presidential race, where nine candidates are vying for the nation's top job. Voting is mandatory for anyone over 18 and under 70 and some 135 million Brazilians were expected to cast a vote.

Polls indicate that former Marxist guerrilla Dilma Rousseff is in the lead, positioning her to become the country's first female president.

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