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Eneas Carneiro; ran for president in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- Eneas Carneiro, a three-time presidential candidate in Brazil who was later elected to Congress with the largest number of votes ever received by a lawmaker there, died yesterday of leukemia, according to Congress's website. He was 68.

Mr. Carneiro, a cardiologist known for his bushy black beard, huge glasses, and bald pate, gained fame for his television campaign ads, which featured high-speed tirades and always ended with him yelling "My name is Eneas!"

Founder of the right-wing Party for Rebuilding the National Order, he aggressively espoused law and order and supported the idea that Brazil should develop an atomic bomb.

Mr. Carneiro first ran for president in 1989, finishing seventh. He ran for president again in 1994, getting 7 percent of the vote and coming in third. In 1998 he finished fourth.

He ran for a seat in Congress in 2002 and received nearly 1.6 million votes, outdistancing his closest competitor by more than a million votes.

He was reelected to Congress in 2006, this time with about 400,000 votes.

In the 1989 presidential campaign, Mr. Carneiro had just 17 seconds of air time on the government-allotted radio and TV campaigns, which he used to shout his name to gain recognition. From then on, he ended all his ads by yelling his name.

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