Brazil’s 2018 General Elections to Have More Diverse Candidates

Despite gains, of the total of 27,835 registered candidacies for October’s general elections, 69 percent of the candidates are men while only 31 percent are women.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s elections for president, state governors and congressional representatives in Brazil shows an increase in the number of female and minority candidates. Yet despite the growing diversity, wealthy white males continue to dominate the government in Brazil, says the Institute of Socio-Economic Studies (INESC).

“The profile of the candidates for the 2018 elections shows some change from the last election in 2014, but the challenges for women, blacks and indigenous candidates continue,” states the study conducted by the non-governmental organization.

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