The sinking approval ratings for Brazil’s president could be permanent, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.
Municipal campaigns are awash with misleading propaganda, in a warning sign for the rest of the region.
As part of its quadrennial electoral process, Brazil held simultaneous local elections on Sunday in over 5,560 municipalities. In all, roughly 140 million votes were cast—normal turnout, since voting is mandatory in Brazil. Voters chose from among nearly 480,000 candidates to determine the mayors (prefeitos), deputy mayors (vice-prefeitos) and local councils (vereadores) across the country. … Read more