Brazilian Elections: What is at stake for the 2nd round?

OCTOBER 26
18.15 – 19.30
HÖRSAL 3, EKONOMIKUM
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The Brazilian national elections’ first round happened on the 2nd of October. Despite expectations that the presidential elections could be settled in the first round, this is not what happened. Nevertheless, the new Parliament and the new regional assemblies were elected on that date.

In this lecture, we will first take a look at the two countries that these results depict. On the one hand, as in other countries, right-wing and center-right parties have lost ground to candidates from the extreme right. This far-right linked to the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, was already growing and now appears more consolidated. These representatives are linked to political agendas such as anti-gender and fundamentalist policies, policies that deny climate change, favor the arming of the population, and oppose indigenous people’s fundamental rights. 

On the other hand, some progressive advances should be highlighted. For the first time, two indigenous women are part of parliament, as well as two transgender women, and the number of federal deputies elected who are part of the black movement has also grown. 

How can we interpret these results? With the scenario in mind, we will move to what is at stake in the presidential elections’ second round, to be held on the 30th of October—addressing issues such as conceptions of the state, religion, political minorities’ rights, environmental policy, and, of course, democracy.

Who is the lecturer?

Ananda Winter is a Brazilian political scientist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Brasília, Brazil. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a visiting doctoral student at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. She is also a researcher at the Center for Studies and Research on Women at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. 

Her research focuses on women in politics in Latin America, political representation, and Democracy.
 

Visiting doctoral student, at the Department of Government at Uppsala University.

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