Tag: General elections

General elections
Monday, September 26th 2011 - 18:53 UTC

Venezuelan opposition requests Unasur observers for elections and primaries

Growing concerns about the Venezuelan electoral calendar because of President Chavez condition

Venezuela’s Democratic Unit Panel, MUD, which brings together most opposition forces, has requested Unasur observers for the 2012 presidential election and for the different parties’ primaries.

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010 - 00:18 UTC

Austerity and tough spending cuts in Lula da Silva’s last two months

The outgoing president to help put the house in order

Brazil’s Lula da Silva could implement a series of austerity measures and spending cuts during the last two months of his presidential period in order to leave an easier scenario for president-elect Dilma Rousseff, reported Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper.

Monday, November 1st 2010 - 00:03 UTC

A woman president for Latinamerica’s largest economy and Lula da Silva’s legacy

Dilma Rousseff making the victory signal after voting early Sunday

President Lula da Silva’s handpicked candidate Dilma Rousseff won Brazil's Sunday run-off becoming the first woman president to lead Latinamerica’s largest economy. Ms Rousseff promised to stick to policies that have lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil one of the world's hottest economies.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 06:58 UTC

Another plus for Lula da Silva: Dilma in the threshold of becoming Brazil’s first woman president

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Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff cruised through the final television debate with presidential rival Jose Serra on Friday as another poll showed her heading for a convincing win in Sunday's runoff election.

Monday, October 25th 2010 - 02:33 UTC

Serra promises “substantial” changes to relations with Mercosur if elected president

The candidate also criticized Lula da Silva’s close links with dictators

Brazil’s presidential opposition candidate Jose Serra promised substantial changes to the country’s foreign policy if elected next Sunday. He specifically mentioned Brazil’s lobbying for a seat at the UN Security Council, the functioning of Mercosur and relations with Cuba and Iran.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 03:00 UTC

The Economist prefers Jose Serra as a better president but admits the inevitable

Dilma Rousseff, the first woman president of Brazil?

Nevertheless it admits that Dilma Rousseff, with the help from outgoing president Lula da Silva, (and his extraordinary political gifts and innate pragmatism), will most probably be the winner.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010 - 03:33 UTC

Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention

The ruling Workers party candidate has had a rough time with corruption claims and views on abortion

The Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff has widened her lead ahead of a presidential runoff vote on October 31, a poll showed, suggesting her campaign may be back on pace after a rough two weeks in which she appeared to be back-pedalling

Monday, October 18th 2010 - 21:18 UTC

Brazil’s king-maker prefers to remain ‘independent”: decision favours Dilma

Marina Silva’s 19% share of the ballot represents 20 million voters

Brazil’s Green Party decided Sunday to remain independent in the presidential runoff election on October 31.
The third-place finisher in the first round, Marina Silva said she would not support either Dilma Rousseff, a former cabinet chief, or the opposition candidate, José Serra, a former governor of São Paulo.

Monday, October 18th 2010 - 00:09 UTC

Abortion debate in Brazilian campaign has both candidates on the defensive

Mrs Serra is accused of having had an abortion

Brazilian opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra denied his Chilean wife Monica Allende had an abortion and compared the claim with the “defamation” suffered by President Lula da Silva when he was a candidate in 1989.

Friday, October 15th 2010 - 06:15 UTC

Serra closes in as presidential debate moves to abortion away from the economy

Dilma-Serra gap drops from 14 to 4.6 percentage points

Brazilian opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra seems to be successfully targeting religious voters as he closes the 14 percentage points of the first round ahead of the runoff at the end of October.

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