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Brazil turns to the far-right

Brazil turns to the far-right
The far-right got a colossal Sunday win.

Early in 2015, I wrote an article to French website Médiapart called “In Brazil, conservatism advances.” The article concerned the widespread defeats to the Workers’ Party and how Brazil’s Congress was the most conservative it had been since the 1964 military coup. Yesterday, however, Brazilians chose to push the country even further to the right, favoring conservative (and often extremist) candidates in all branches of government – for Congress, the Senate, gubernatorial races, and, of course, for president.

It was the biggest electoral win of the right-wing since the generals left...

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