Number of the week

South America’s electoral “Super Sunday”

Three South American nations head to the polls on Sunday. Here's what you need to know about electoral cycles in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia

electoral March for Democracy in Quito, Ecuador (Feb. 23, 2021). Photo: Vincent Ricci/Shutterstock
March for Democracy in Quito, Ecuador (Feb. 23, 2021). Photo: Vincent Ricci/Shutterstock

Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil and Latin America. This week’s number explains what to look out for ahead of the region’s electoral “Super Sunday”:

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head to the polls

On April 11, three Andean countries will head to the polls. Citizens from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia will elect candidates at the presidential, congressional, and municipal levels. While political conditions differ between the countries, there are similar elements uniting the three electoral cycles — namely voter distrust and...

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