The Quest of Finding Running Mates in Brazil’s Presidential Election

Many parties have announced their candidates, but are skeptic about divulging running mates, using the position as bargaining chip to garner support from smaller parties.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Brazilians facing one of their most unpredictable presidential elections since the country’s redemocratization, some of the country’s largest parties are still struggling to find a vice-president for their nominee.

So far, only three political parties have announced both the names of their candidate and running mate for the October elections.

Most of the larger parties have already announced their candidate, but are skeptic about divulging running mates hoping to use the position as a bargaining chip to garner support from parties that have decided not to . . .

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