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Anadolu Agency

SÃO PAULO — An open-air funeral service for Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos drew over 100,000 people onto the streets of the northeastern city of Recife, capital of the Pernambuco state, on Sunday, local media say.

Archbishop Dom Fernando Saburido led the public mass service as thousands filed past Campos’s coffin in the gubernatorial Princesses’ Field Palace, where he lay in state along with two members of his entourage who also perished in Wednesday’s plane crash.

In a highly-politicised event, dozens of senior politicians from across the political spectrum headed to Recife to pay their final respects to the former Pernambuco state governor, including his two main rivals for the presidency, the incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, and Minas Gerais senator Aécio Neves.

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