December 18, 2017 / 9:11 PM / 8 months ago

Brazil's Meirelles to gauge odds before opting to run for President

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday he would consider his chances of winning before deciding whether to run as a candidate in next year’s presidential elections.

Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles talks during a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Meirelles, who has spearheaded President Michel Temer’s unpopular reform platform, has polled in low single digits in recent surveys. Still, he said current polls do not give a realistic picture of what would happen once the campaign debate unfolds.

Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Bruno Federowski; editing by Diane Craft

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