Opinion: Brazil’s False Election “Dilemma”

As “democracy” is the “rule of the citizens”, there is simply no conflict between democracy and the rule of law, insofar as the Ficha Limpa law is concerned — they are identical.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seven Sundays from now, Brazilian citizens will go to the polls to elect a new President from among the eleven candidates proposed by Brazil’s myriad political parties.

The polling process has now begun in earnest, and one thing seems clear — former President Lula, albeit in jail for corruption, is by far the most popular candidate for President.

Lula’s popularity, according to NYU Professor and former . . .

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