Brazil 's Presidential Election : Brazil Essay

1275 Words Jan 27th, 2015 6 Pages
Brazil’s most recent presidential election was held on October 5th, 2014, this election also featured the national congress, state governors and state legislatures. Brazil is a congruent federalist country, meaning the cities, states and the country have a similar make up regarding politics. For their presidential race, Brazil uses a two round system and the president doesn’t rely on legislative majority to exist. In the first round, Rousseff, of the Worker’s Party and the incumbent, received 41.6% of the vote, with Neves of the Brazilan Social Democracy Party at 33.6% and Marina Silva of the Brazilan Socialist Party in third with 21.3%. The fourth candidate, Luciana Genro of the Socialism and Freedom Party, received just 1.55% of the vote. Since neither Dilma Rousseff, the eventual winner, or Aecio Neves received 50% of the vote the runoff round was held on October 26th. Despite the Silva’s Brazilian Socialist Party joining forces with Neves and the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, Rousseff won the runoff with 51.6% of the vote. Silva and the Socialist Party were a massive disappointment, her party was intended by many to be the group for change followed massive protests and riots in 2013 and before the World Cup. The Socialist party was represented mainly by youths and evangelicals, and was expected to make it to the second round ahead of Neves, who was considered more traditional and more conservative.
Because of the large amount of parties running for President,…

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