first_imgPolls show he would be a frontrunner, trouncing the Polls show he would be a frontrunner, trouncing the unpopular Temer. Officials insist the political chaos will not harm the Olympics.”From the point of view of preparing the Games, the crisis has no effect at all,” Brazils Sports Minister Ricardo Leyser told AFP last week.”Our planning and execution plan was truly very good.”Authorities say most of the building undertaken for the Games has been completed, though construction was overshadowed by the death of 11 workers.Outbreaks of diseases in Brazil including dengue fever and the Zika virus which is said to cause birth defects have also raised Olympic jitters.Beset by political conflict, Rousseff recently called for a truce — as was the tradition in ancient times of war when the Olympic flame arrived.O Globo newspaper reported on Monday that she was considering stepping down and seeking a reform to allow fresh elections in October.That would put pressure on Temer, who has low approval ratings and is hoping to step straight into the presidents chair if she is impeached. AFP AH AHlast_img read more