BRAZILIAN ELECTIONS: A CHANCE TO ADVANCE A PROGRESSIVE AGENDA AND AGRARIAN REFORM

On October 2, Brazilians will head to the polls to elect their president, members of Congress as well as state and local officials.

For the first time, the MST is running candidates (under the auspices of the Worker’s Party (PT)) in congressional, state and local races.

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On the presidential level, the MST is in full support of the candidacy of Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) and has made the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro a necessity to advance a progressive agenda and agrarian reform in Brazil.

This section features, first, articles on the importance of the elections for Brazil, Latin America and the world. Next, we present articles on the Bolsonaro campaign and its flaunting of campaign laws. Bolosonaro, like his mentor Donald Trump, has already declared the lection fraudulent and threatened a coup if he is defeated.

In Defense of National and Popular Sovereignty

On this September 7, 2022, Brazil will make 200 years of political independence from Portugal. Our country has never fully gained its National and Popular Sovereignty.

The most important election in the Americas is in Brazil

Former president Lula is in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of elections in Brazil to be held on October 2. These elections will be transformative for Brazil and will have ramifications across the globe

João Paulo Rodrigues: "Brazil has a great responsibility in Latin America"

Flávia Biroli: “Women reject Bolsonaro due to the economic crises and his conservative agenda”

This year’s presidential campaign exposes antagonistic policies to the country. Polarization divides Brazil, but most voters do not seem as divided as it may look. Women, who represent 53% of all voters, are mainly contrary to the policies of the current President Jair Bolsonaro (Liberal Party), who is running for reelection. 

The Bolsonaro Campaign: Ignoring the rules and threatening a coup

September 7: Bolsonaro's last card?

On September 7th, Brazil remembers 200 years of its independence. This year it is divided between those who prefer to highlight the fact that we freed ourselves from Portugal and those who don't let us forget that many colonial legacies remained. The fact is that we still have many challenges to establish a fair and democratic society. 

Abuse of power: Could Bolsonaro face justice for the September 7 acts?

The use of state structures aimed at the celebration of the Bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence, this Wednesday (9/7), by the president and candidate for reelection Jair Bolsonaro (Liberal Party) may result in actions on the Electoral Justice.

Bolsonaro’s campaign uses presidential e-mail to receive electoral donations

The choice for a presidential e-mail indicates that Bolsonaro has used public servants in his electoral campaign. The case also demonstrates that the president has used services funded by the government, disregarding the purpose provided for in the rules of the bodies to which they belong.