Brazil Senator Says She Is Likely To Join Alckmin Presidential Ticket

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Brazil Senator Says She Is Likely To Join Alckmin Presidential Ticket

BRASILIA – Brazilian Senator Ana Amelia Lemos of the conservative Progressistas party said on Thursday that centrist presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin was close to confirming her as his running mate, and added the final decision could come on Friday.

The pick may help Alckmin, the business-friendly former governor of Sao Paulo target a weakness of the front-runner, right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro, whose backing among women for the October election is half that of his support from men because of comments denigrating women.

Investors have cheered recent signs of momentum for Alckmin, who pledges to curb government spending and restore confidence in a recovery from Brazil’s worst recession in decades.

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