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.
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.
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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