2018 election June 20, 2018

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Even from jail, Lula is Brazil’s kingmaker

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Datafolha, Brazil’s most reliable polling institute, has published its latest opinion poll ahead of the presidential election. At first glance, it would seem that support for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is waning. Since September 2017, Lula has lost almost half of his most loyal supporters. Electoral polls in Brazil usually follow the… Read More »

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Are Brazil’s elections at risk?

Are Brazil’s elections at risk?

President Michel Temer has only months left in office, but the on-going trucker strike has led to speculation that he may not be able to finish out his term. With the country at a standstill, Brazil’s political and judiciary branches have given indications that potential obstacles lay ahead for this October’s elections. While the armed… Read More »

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Elderly citizens could swing Brazil’s election

Elderly citizens could swing Brazil’s election

Brazil is no longer a country of young people. Latin America’s largest economy is undergoing a profound and rapid demographic transition. In January, The Brazilian Report discussed the economic challenges to Brazil presented by this change – especially when considering the pension system deficit. Now, we’re taking a look at the electoral repercussions. Elderly citizens… Read More »