Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

Divided Brazil: Who will win the second round?

On Tuesday, October 4 at 19:30 GMT
Brazilians entered a new phase of a tense presidential campaign this week when the two main candidates failed to achieve an outright victory.

The current president, Jair Bolsonaro, topped the polls, which for months put former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ahead with an expected decisive advantage. Although da Silva came in first with 48 percent of the vote, he did not receive the 50 percent needed to win. The next and final vote is scheduled for October 30.

As the largest democracy in the region and the fourth largest in the world, the election is being closely watched globally and is considered one of the most important elections in the country’s recent history. The two candidates are in stark contrast to each other. Bolsonaro is seen as a far-right populist politician whom supporters admire for his conservative values, but critics blame for social and economic turmoil. Da Silva is seen by his supporters as a progressive who could restore the country to the global stature and economic growth they once admired, but whom critics see as corrupt.

As the run-off campaign progresses, fears are growing of deepening polarization and continued violence. Some election observers fear that Bolsonaro’s continued efforts to undermine electoral security could usher in a crisis similar to the one seen in the US capitol on January 6, 2021.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In this episode of The Stream we discuss what to expect during Brazil’s runoff campaign and what this new phase of the election means for Brazilians.

See also  In the G20, geopolitical tensions cloud the economic agenda

Hire Us For website setup, design, tech support or any type of online work. Send Email
Follow Us On Google News Google News
Follow Us On Facebook Facebook
Follow Us On Pinterest Pinterest
Follow Us On Tumblr Tumblr
Follow Us On Telegram Telegram
Follow Us On Linkedin LinkedIN
Download Free Games Download Free Games

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

World

Herzog is meeting the king and crown prince on a trip made possible after their two countries normalized relations in 2020. Israeli President Isaac...

World

The airstrikes in Gaza come in a week in which Israeli forces have killed 10 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Israeli warplanes have...

sports

India vs Bangladesh Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury, Injury Update of the match between Bangladesh and India....

sports

GKC vs SRC Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of Jabalpur T20 Premier League match between Gymkhana...

Movies

When recreating the most famous icons, one might think that the approach would be to mimic the original. If Only Resurrect Marilyn Monroe for...

Fifa World cup

Sign up for Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter delivered straight to your inbox for free Subscribe to Miguel’s Delaney’s Free Weekly Newsletter Poland...

Fifa World cup

Sign up for Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter delivered straight to your inbox for free Subscribe to Miguel’s Delaney’s Free Weekly Newsletter England...

Movies

In many respects, the cyberpunk 2077 video game, adapted by CDProjekt Red from the red cyberpunk tabletop RPG franchise, it’s a high-fidelity rendering of...

Advertisement