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Tag: Brazil Elections

  • Wednesday, November 14th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    Bolsonaro's campaign accounts are under review for possible illegal donations

    It’s unclear what effect the TSE allegations may have. Bolsonaro, who won Brazil’s presidential election in an Oct. 28 runoff, is due to take office on January first.

    Brazil’s top electoral authority said it has found irregularities in the campaign accounts of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and gave him three days to explain. In a document published late Monday, the TSE electoral court described possible campaign donations from illegal sources, donations from unidentified donors and lack of information on how campaign funds were spent, among other issues.

  • Friday, October 19th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Facebook's “war room” to combat fake news ahead of Brazil and US elections

    From the outside, Facebook's war room looks like a typical conference room on the tech firm's Menlo Park, California, campus

    During the first round of Brazil's presidential election on 7 October, Facebook staff noticed something suspicious on the social network. A story posted to Facebook incorrectly claimed the election was delayed because of protests. The company's data scientists and operations team scrambled to pull down the misinformation before it went viral.

  • Friday, October 19th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Jair Bolsonaro 18 points ahead of Haddad, according to latest Datafolha survey

    Jair Bolsonaro 18 points ahead of Haddad, according to latest Datafolha survey

    Brazil's extreme right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is eighteen points ahead of Fernando Haddad for the runoff scheduled for 28 October. Datafolha released on the evening of Thursday 18 October its latest survey results for the Brazilian presidential runoff which showed Bolsonaro with 59% vote intention against Haddad's 41%.

  • Friday, October 12th 2018 - 08:54 UTC

    Brazilian presidential candidates call for an end to politically motivated violence

    In a tweet late Wednesday, Bolsonaro said he didn't want the vote “of anybody who practices violence against those who didn't vote for me.”

    The two presidential candidates who will square off in Brazil's runoff this month are calling for an end to politically motivated violence. Numerous cases of violence were reported in the week before the first round of voting on Sunday and have been ongoing since then. The second round of voting is scheduled Oct. 28.

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Lula must now ensure the transfer of his voters to candidate Fernando Haddad

    Lula had stepped aside to allow running mate Fernando Haddad to stand for the presidency, PT president Senator Gleisi Hoffman said

    Brazil's imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on Tuesday ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next month's election. Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, head of the leftist Workers Party (PT) that Lula founded, made the announcement in the southern city of Curitiba, where the popular Lula has been jailed on corruption charges since April.