Tag: Presidential Elections

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –The words 'continuity', 'change', and 'alternative' have lost their respective meanings in politics leading up to the 2010 elections in Brazil, instead, through political maneuvering all have been merged into...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The elections of October 3rd failed to name the next president of Brazil, with current president Lula's designated successor and front-runner Dilma Rousseff unable to secure the required absolute...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first round of elections in Brazil have sent the presidential race to a run-off round between Dilma Rousseff (PT, Workers' Party) and José Serra (PSDB, Brazilian Social Democratic Party) on October 31st. In our...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sunday's elections in Brazil have sent the presidential race to a run-off round of voting to be contested between Dilma Rousseff (PT, Workers' Party) and José Serra (PSDB, Brazilian...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As candidates make their final pushes for votes in anticipation of Sunday's presidential, federal and state elections, the Brazilian voting public is faced with the question of who they want...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – With an unwavering and sizable voter support for his bid for presidency, José Serra refuses to be the underdog, despite the ever-growing numbers for his main rival, Dilma Rousseff. In the...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian presidential contest has been taken up a gear as the official election campaign begins this week and main candidates announce the budgets for how much they think it will...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s voting technology has come a long way since the first recorded election in 1532, when votes were cast in wax balls (called ‘pelouros,’) to establish who would administrate...
Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian law requires that all citizens from the age of 18 – 70 are required to vote in the presidential elections held every 4 years. This has lead to a voter turn...

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