Brazil Elections 2018

Vote counting begins in Brazil's polarised polls

Crime and the economy were among the most pressing issues for voters in the contentious ballot.

Brazil elections 2018: Vote counting begins in polarised polls

Brazil Elections 2018

What you need to know about Brazil's elections

About 147 million voters head to the polls amid spiralling polarisation and converging crises.

Brazil elections 2018: What you need to know

The Listening Post

Social media: The new battleground in Brazil's election

Bypassing traditional media, Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has taken his campaign online.

Brazil Elections 2018

Far-right Bolsonaro widens lead on eve of Brazil's elections

Far-right former army captain widens lead over second placed leftist Workers’ Party candidate before October 7 poll.

Latin America

Brazil election: Is Haddad the former president’s puppet?

Fernando Haddad has little time to convince the undecided that he is not the puppet of the imprisoned former president whom he replaced on the ballot.

Counting the Cost

Brazil elections: Can a new president save the economy?

With widespread corruption, unemployment and rising inequality, apathy grows as Brazilians head to the polls.

The Listening Post

Brazil's elections: Is social media overtaking the mainstream?

Is social media driving the campaign of far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro? Plus, online abuse of female journalists.

Brazil

Brazil's youth: If I had money I'd leave in a heartbeat

Young Brazilians face battle to find employment in stuttering economy as presidential poll approaches.

Brazil: Youth struggle through economic crisis as election looms

Brazil Elections 2018

One to watch: Brazil's congressional elections

While all eyes are on the presidential election, the contest facing congressional candidates continues to heat up.

 One to watch: Brazil's congressional elections

Brazil

Brazil election frontrunner Bolsonaro skips final debate

Jair Bolsonaro opts for one-on-one interview aired during final presidential debate ahead of October 7 poll.

Opinion

Is Brazil heading towards a military dictatorship?

There has been dangerous talk about the role of the military in civilian rule during this election season in Brazil.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Latin America

$10 and a pack of lies: Buying votes from Brazil's poor

Extreme poverty in Brazil is making some potential voters easy targets for politicians willing to make empty promises and buy votes.

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil elections 2018 at a glance

A look at how October 7 elections will work and who are the top presidential contenders.

Brazil elections 2018 at a glance

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil's deepening divide: 'The country is broken'

After weekend of widespread rallies, divisions continue to deepen as Brazilians prepare to go to the polls on Sunday.

Political polarisation intensifies before Brazil's elections