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The state of Brazil’s presidential race

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13 candidates will be in the presidential race

With the deadline for party national conventions having passed, 13 presidential candidacies have been launched so far. If the Electoral Justice system confirms every name, this will be the most crowded presidential ballot since 1989 – Brazil’s first fully democratic contest after the military dictatorship.

National conventions are just the first step in the presidential race. Now, parties have until August 15 to go before the Superior Electoral Court and formally register the names to be featured on the ballot come October. The court then has until September 17 to judge...

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