Information on the 7 October Brazilian elections and the threat to democracy
7 OCTOBER ELECTIONS
On 7 October the public votes on the following elections in Brazil:
The Presidency (4-year term, with re-election to a second term possible)
The full Chamber of Deputies (lower house: 513 members)
Two-thirds of the Senate (upper house 81 members)
State governorships and legislative houses.
The presidential elections have provoked serious concern, given that the presidency is an extremely powerful position in Brazil. The front-runner in the polls is Jair Bolsonaro, a deputy known for far-right, pro-dictatorship, pro-torture and anti-human rights views.
The booklet above provides a compilation of 10 of the most concerning quotes from Bolsonaro’s political career. It was distributed to news agencies and other organisations as a useful information aid in advance of the vote.
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Luis Paolo Bogliolo provides a very useful explainer of the Brazilian elections, and the stakes for democracy in Brazil, here.
A Very Useful Explainer