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BRASILIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Brazil"s ruling Workers" Partyendorsed chief of staff Dilma Rousseff on Saturday as itspresidential candidate in the country"s Oct. 3 election.

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Delegates at the party"s national convention in the capitalBrasilia acclaimed Rousseff, who had been nominated byPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

(Reporting by Ana Nicolaci da Costa, Carmen Munari andFernando Exman; Writing by Raymond Colitt; Editing by Paul Simao)

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