Brazil’s Senate is composed of 81 members (three for each state), who are elected to eight-year terms. In 2018, voters will renew two-thirds of the higher chamber of Congress. And while there are some interesting disputes, none will be as exciting as that of Minas Gerais. Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached from the presidency two years ago, could run for a Senate spot – which would pit her against Aécio Neves for the second time.
The Brazilian Report has examined the senatorial race in Brazil’s main states.