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

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

 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.

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