Brazil's Silva says Neves endorsement depends on commitments

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 11:52 AM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she is still waiting for "answers" on political commitments she is seeking from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves before endorsing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election.

In a statement to parties that backed her unsuccessful presidential bid, Silva said Neves' commitments would be crucial for her support. Silva finished third in Sunday's first round of voting and Neves would benefit from her endorsement as he faces off against President Dilma Rousseff.

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A party source said the commitments she is seeking include the rights of Brazilian Indians and landless peasants.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)