Members of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) celebrated on Thursday their newest member, potential presidential candidate and former Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa, whose debut in a national poll stoked hopes for his potential.
Brazilian striker-turned-politician Romario was elected on Sunday to the senate with 63.4% of the vote for the Rio de Janeiro seat. The 48-year-old former soccer star -- a 1994 World Champion and Socialist Party candidate -- finished well ahead of Democratic Party rival Cesar Maia, who had received 20.5% with 90% of votes counted.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has affirmed that current Finance minister Guido Mantega will not carry on in his post should the Workers' Party (PT) candidate win a second term as head of state in October's presidential elections.
The Brazilian Socialist Party plans to launch environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate this week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, a senior party official said over the weekend.
With the World Cup just eight days away, high inflation and unemployment is once again challenging Brazil’s economy, with the impact sure to influence this year’s election campaigns. Investors warned earlier this week that spending promises will undermine the fiscal discipline needed to restore confidence in the country and boost economic growth.
Former Brazilian environment minister Marina Silva has agreed to run for vice president in October elections on the presidential ticket of Eduardo Campos, the governor of Brazil’s Pernambuco state, O'Globo newspaper reported. Silva, who will make her intention publicly known by mid-February, could announce her candidacy at a January 17 meeting of leaders of Campos’ Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB).
Environmentalist Marina Silva announced that she will not run for the Brazilian presidency in the 2014 polls, and instead will back Eduardo Campos, who will be the nominee for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB).
Brazil's 2014 election season got off last week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor Lula da Silva during the celebration of the ruling Workers Party tenth year in power.