Sao Paulo: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash in the southeastern city of Santos on Wednesday, television news network GloboNews said, without saying how it obtained the information.
A source in the Brazilian Socialist Party had previously told Reuters that Campos was on the Cessna 560XL that crashed.
Campos, 49, is a former governor of northeastern Pernambuco state who had the support of about 10 percent of voters in recent polls. He positioned himself as a business-friendly leftist and was a former ally of President Dilma Rousseff, who is seeking a second term.
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Updated Date: Aug 13, 2014 21:48:04 IST