By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the undefined coalitions and the weak economic and political scenario in the country, Brazilian political parties will start to choose their Presidential candidates Friday for this year’s October elections.

The names of the candidates for president and vice-president must be approved in party conventions by August 5th and registered in Brazil Superior Electoral Court (TSE) by August 15th.

Currently there are eighteen Brazilians who have proclaimed to be pre-presidential candidates but total number of candidates may be lower since some smaller parties will likely decide to . . .

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