Election apps bring smartphone democracy to Brazil


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  • Friday, 26 Sep 2014

APPS GALORE: Marina Silva (left) taking a picture with a supporter in Brasilia, Brazil. Voters who want a selfie with her can now Photoshop themselves into a picture alongside her via an app launched by her coalition.

RIO DE JANEIRO: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato? Or wished for that perfect candidate to come along and sweep you off your feet? 

In Brazil, where the explosion of smartphones is putting a new twist on next month's elections, there's an app for that. 

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