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Looking for love in Brazil? Your politics might be a dealbreaker

As the Lula-Bolsonaro divide splits Brazil ahead of Sunday's election, political preferences have become an indispensable triage tool for Brazilian singles

Looking for love in Brazil? Your politics might be a dealbreaker
Illustration: André Chiavassa/TBR

With just days left to go until Brazil chooses either Jair Bolsonaro or Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the country’s next president, much of society is locked in tit-for-tat political debates at work, school, and online. Polls suggest that only a few percent of the population are still undecided, with the rest firm in their convictions of backing the incumbent or former President Lula — or spoiling their ballot.

A recent survey, however, suggests that there is one key arena where political arguments are becoming less frequent: in the home. 

Weddings portal Casamentos.com.br showed that eight out of...

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