Tag: 2010 Presidential Elections

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In the last of the three profiles of the leading presidential candidates, The Rio Times looks into the life and achievements of world-renowned environmentalist Marina Silva of Partido Verde (P.V., Green...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – With an unwavering and sizable voter support for his bid for presidency, José Serra refuses to be the underdog, despite the ever-growing numbers for his main rival, Dilma Rousseff. In the...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – According to the recent opinion polls, Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Workers' Party), now appears closer than ever to becoming Brazil's next president. In the first of...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The first televised presidential debate prior to elections took place in São Paulo on August 5th, organized and broadcast by Rede Bandeirantes, with the participation of the four candidates whose parties...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Though still a long way from reaching a conclusion, the leading candidates in the presidential election race have already begun to accumulate fines for illegal campaigning and propaganda. The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian presidential contest has been taken up a gear as the official election campaign begins this week and main candidates announce the budgets for how much they think it will...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s voting technology has come a long way since the first recorded election in 1532, when votes were cast in wax balls (called ‘pelouros,’) to establish who would administrate...

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