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Brazil’s 2010 election: personality-based institutionalisation

Burton, Guy (2010) Brazil’s 2010 election: personality-based institutionalisation. International Affairs at LSE (09 Oct 2010). Website.

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On the surface the result in Brazil’s presidential election was relatively predictable. Both the principal parties’ candidates, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Social Democratic Party’s (PSDB) José Serra made it through to the second round. This is the fifth time in a row (out of six direct presidential elections since the return of democracy in the 1980s) that these two parties have taken the top two positions. Moreover, that the PT took first place in the poll highlights the shadow of the outgoing president, Lula da Silva, whose continuing high popularity after eight years in office was transferred to his own chosen successor, Rousseff.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:18

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