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Brazil’s Lula Seeks to Pivot Campaign to Northeast Ahead of Runoff Vote

  • Advisers worried about Lula’s narrow lead in Brazil election
  • Running-mate Alckmin expected to work harder in Sao Paulo
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Photographer: Tuane Fernandes/Bloomberg
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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva huddled in Sao Paulo with his top advisers as the leftist former Brazilian president sought to pivot his campaign to the northeast of the country and the key state of Sao Paulo after a narrower-than-expected first round vote.

A focus of his meetings with campaign advisers was also on how to broaden his coalition of supporters to include more centrist politicians -- the key grouping up for grabs as he and President Jair Bolsonaro start the clock on another month of campaigning before a runoff vote on Oct. 30.