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Brazilian elections today

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posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 05:06 AM
Today we vote for president, and more.

I'll be working (already got here), so I'm not sure how well I'll be able to follow the news.

Things will be very interesting, though. We have our current central-left-ish president, a conservative candidate and a religious candidate running, who have done well in the polls.

We also have some small parties, most of them very left, who have gained a bit of a popularity.

And finally two "men of God", who are very... well, I don't like them.

A reminder that voting is mandatory here in Brazil.

We'll see what happens today!

posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 05:42 PM

They have gone through 82,90% of the votes so far. This is how it looks:

Dilma is our current president. She's, as I said, left-center-ish. Her party used to be left, but things change.

Aécio Neves is conservative, right wing and all.

Marina Silva is crazy. She's very religious and her positions are unclear. For example, they asked her if she's against gay marriage. She said she's not against it. Then, they asked her if she's supportive of it. She said no as well. Her policies on economics are... kinda conservative, to be honest, but she tries to make herself look like something new.

The others are small parties. I have voted for one of them, Luciana Genro. I don't like everything about her and her party, cause they're socialists (yeah, how can one be a socialist nowdays, I'll never know), but she's very intelligent, well-spoken and stands up for "the minorities". She's all about fighting for LGBT rights, women's rights and social and economic equality. Very utopic and she'll never win, but I believe that everybody who voted for her did it to show TPTB that we're not happy about the social injustices on our country. Over a million people have voted for her so far, so it's few, but still a better number than expected.

As for the main three... I'm voting for Dilma on the next one. Here in Brazil, for someone to win, they have to get at least 50% votes. If that doesn't happen, the two candidates with the most votes go against each other again on a second election. Dilma is socially better than the other two, IMO. But that's a very controversial topic.

posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 05:49 PM
Didn't Dilma get booed very badly at the World Cup? I thought she was on her way out after hearing that.


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