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14 Oct 2018 | 08:04 AM UTC

Brazil: Second-round gubernatorial elections in 13 states and Brasilia Oct. 28

Brazil News Alert

Second-round gubernatorial elections planned in 13 states and Brasilia October 28; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected near polling places and any related demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2018, 10:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Amapa state, State of Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Minas Gerais, Pará state, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul state, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, São Paulo state, Brasília

Event

Second-round gubernatorial elections are slated to be held in the states of Amapa, Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, São Paulo, as well as Brasilia, on Sunday, October 28. Political demonstrations are possible in the abovementioned states over the coming weeks. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near polling places and any political rallies or demonstrations.

Context

Although many voters alleged election fraud in local and provincial elections, most recent election-related protests have been organized to denounce far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. It is likely that Bolsonaro will remain the main focus of protests and that few protests will focus on gubernatorial candidates.

Advice

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

 

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