Brazil Weekly

Can Brazil’s elections go ahead in 2020?

This week, we talk about how the 2020 municipal election may be in jeopardy. And how Jair Bolsonaro became the international face of Covid-19 denialism.

Will Brazil be able to hold municipal elections in 2020?

On October 4, Brazilians from all of the country’s 5,570 municipalities are expected to head to the polls and elect new mayors and city councilors. But the coronavirus has drastically upended the 2020 elections — and no one at this time can tell for sure how, and if, this vote will be able to take place.

Timetable. No matter how the outbreak unfolds, the electoral calendar...

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