Who will the “big-center” parties (DEM, PRB, PP, and SD) support? According to a report of ITAU BBA, it could be with he PSDB (pre-candidate Geraldo Alckmin) or PDT (pre-candidate Ciro Gomes). This is a sensitive decision because these parties have around 18% of the time available for TV and radio campaign, starting August 31st onwards. ByContinue reading “Brazilian presidential elections pressing question: what candidate will the “big-center”parties support?”
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A test for Brazilian democracy
Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection has become a nightmare for Lula and his party. President Dilma Rousseff (PT) is strugglingContinue reading “A test for Brazilian democracy”
Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?
Dilma Rousseff will be the first woman president of the history of Brazil. She won the run-off presidential election against Mr. José Serra, candidate of opposition and former minister of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The press and financial analysts start to wonder what her administration will be like. Here are my first readings and thoughts. Analysts expectContinue reading “Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?”
French newspaper Libération and the queen of Brazil
French newspaper Libération could be described as an icon of leftist thinkers. Maybe that will explain its bias headline toward a “leftist” party. Two days before the second round that will choose the next president of Brazil, I was surprised to read on its front page: “Dilma Rousseff, almost queen of Brazil”. The Libération alsoContinue reading “French newspaper Libération and the queen of Brazil”