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Main takes of the first round of Brazilian elections

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Brazilian elections reserve some surprises

With the election results decided, we can now draw some conclusions after Sunday’s vote – even if, at this point, it is hard to benefit from hindsight. Here are the main takes of Brazil’s 2018 elections:

Supercharged anti-establishment sentiment

For so long, Brazilians have been really pissed off at the country’s political system. But every four years, the same old names would get elected – thanks to their tight grip on the political apparatus. Social media has shattered that dominance of old establishment names, and many candidates thought to be sure lock-ins...

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