On October 7, 2018, more than 147 million people will vote for executive and legislature branches at the state and federal levels, choosing the following:
- One president
- 27 governors
- 54 senators, corresponding to two thirds of the 81-seats Senate
- 513 federal deputies
- 1,059 state deputies
On October 28, there will be a runoff for president and governors in cases where winning candidates fail to snag 50 percent of votes. Federal and state deputies are elected based on a numerical proportion of votes given to candidates or parties, as well as on states’ population size.
Between the arrest of a frontrunner candidate and with all major parties involved in the largest corruption scandal in Latin America, Brazil faces a volatile political scenario.
With four months to go until election day, a Datafolha poll shows a jailed ex-president ahead. What happens if he can’t run remains in doubt.
Given the tempestuous nature of Brazilian politics in recent years, here are dates to help bring clarity as we approach the October 7 elections.
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Energy reforms take time to bear fruit and protectionist election pledges would lead to backstepping, writes AS/COA’s Naki Mendoza.
Given voter disillusionment with traditional politics, the country’s parties are rebranding to rebuild their influence. A year before general elections, we profile the parties.
How a retired Army captain rose from a marginal apologist for torture and dictatorship to a serious contender for Brazil’s presidency.
If 2017 was the year that changed Washington, 2018 will redefine Latin America. AS/COA experts explain how in our first podcast of the year.
Latin Americans will vote for nine new presidents in two years, along with more than 2,900 legislators.
Listen: Prospectiva Consulting’s Ricardo Sennes explains how the country’s economy is moving forward and what a presidential candidate will need to do to win the 2018 election.