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Brazil’s Elections Show Voter Rejection of Political Class

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s municipal elections on Sunday produced more than winners and losers, it revealed a significant apathy by voters with the entire political class. According to official data from the country’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE) more than 25 million eligible voters chose to stay home. This was the highest abstention rate in the country’s history.

"There is a general disillusionment, no doubt, with the political class,” commented Brazilian President Michel Temer to journalists on Monday while visiting his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, in Buenos Aires. “We have 35 . . .

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