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Elections 2020: with 12 months to go, campaigns heating up around Brazil

electoral Elections 2020: with 12 months to go, campaigns heating up around Brazil

In a little under 12 months, Brazil’s voters will go to the polls once again to elect mayors and local councilors of the country’s 5,570 municipalities. Coming at the halfway point of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential term, next year’s elections will serve as an important yardstick for the current administration and could indicate some upcoming trends for the next national vote in 2022.

If the race for the presidential palace in 2022 is already being talked about three years before the fact, one can be under no illusion that the 2020 municipal election campaign is well underway, with key battlegrounds being...

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