Will Brazil’s 2018 election end a 24-year duopoly?

Will Brazil's 2018 election end a 24-year duopoly?
Will the 2018 election be dominated by the same forces?

Brazil has had seven presidential elections since its return to democracy. In six of them, both the winner and the runner-up came from two parties: the Workers’ Party and the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB). Will 2018 be the year this duopoly ends? And if so, why?

Brazil has 35 political parties, so such a duopoly is already surprising. Especially since neither is the country’s biggest political family, a title which belongs to the Brazilian Democratic Movement party, which has never managed to hit the 10-percent mark in presidential elections. Conversely, the Workers’ Party and...

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