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Female Evangelical Christian Candidate Likely To Win Brazil Presidency

Marina Silva
Marina Silva

Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are tantalizingly close to electing one of their own as president this month in what would be a historic shift for the world’s largest Catholic nation.

Marina Silva, an environmentalist and a female evangelical candidate is running neck and neck in polls with current President Dilma Rousseff- a Pentecostal Christian who often invokes God on the campaign trail and has said she sometimes consults the Bible for inspiration when making important political decisions.