Brazil: Presidential Election 2018
Unprecedented 13 Candidates Face Off
In October 2018, Brazilians will go to the polls to elect their president, national legislators, state legislators, and governors.
The president and governors compete in a two-round system. If no candidate surpasses the 50 percent threshold on October 7, the second-round runoff will take place on October 28.
- Who are the candidates, their party affiliations, their polling results, and their policy inclinations?
- Why is Lula in jail, and how can a convicted criminal be running for the presidency? Why do people support him?
- What criminality and known corruption has occurred that implicates the other candidates?
- What issues are driving the campaigns? Are any liberalization proposals on the table?
- Has anything changed with the political structure in Brazil, after these years of corruption scandals and social upheaval?
- Further Observations
Antigua Report Analysis
“Brazil Has Not Learnt Her Lesson,” Epoch Times, by Fergus HodgsonBackgrounder_ Brazilian Presidential Election 2018 (3)