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Brazil: Look at this huge security presence in Rio as election dawns01:28

Brazil: Look at this huge security presence in Rio as election dawns

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
October 4, 2014 at 19:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Brazilian government has beefed up the security in Rio de Janeiro ahead of this week’s regional and presidential elections. The military police added 15,000 officers ahead of the polls on Sunday, after several outbreaks of violence.

The deployment of additional forces brings the number of police on duty to about 30,000. The officers are located at voting venues and at the entrances of some favelas.

Recent opinion polls suggest ruling president Dilma Rousseff will secure a second term, after a run-off election.

Brazil: Look at this huge security presence in Rio as election dawns01:28
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The Brazilian government has beefed up the security in Rio de Janeiro ahead of this week’s regional and presidential elections. The military police added 15,000 officers ahead of the polls on Sunday, after several outbreaks of violence.

The deployment of additional forces brings the number of police on duty to about 30,000. The officers are located at voting venues and at the entrances of some favelas.

Recent opinion polls suggest ruling president Dilma Rousseff will secure a second term, after a run-off election.

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