With all of the buzz surrounding the presidential election, it is easy to forget that the Brazilian electorate will be casting six votes come Election Day on October 7. Besides casting ballots for the next president, Brazil will also elect federal and state lawmakers, senators, and governors. And it is this latter race which could have the most direct impact on the lives of Brazilians.
In the country’s key states, the gubernatorial disputes are set to go right down to the wire. Here, we break down the current state of play in the six most important state races.