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29 Sep 2018 | 11:58 PM UTC

Brazil: Over 28,000 troops to deploy nationwide ahead of Oct. 7 elections

Brazil News Alert

Over 28,000 troops slated to deploy across Brazil ahead of October 7 general elections; heightened security presence expected near polling places and government installations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/7/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil


On Thursday, September 27, Brazilian authorities announced that over 28,000 soldiers will be deployed across the country to secure polling places and provide logistical assistance ahead of general elections on Sunday, October 7. A heightened security presence is to be expected near polling places and government installations over the coming days. Associated political demonstrations are possible in urban areas; increased security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near demonstration sites.


Individuals in Brazil are advised to keep abreast of the situation and the sociopolitical climate, as well as to avoid all associated demonstrations or political events due to the potential for violence.


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