- Posted October 28, 2012 by
Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Brazil's 2012 Election
This is disbelief in politics as a whole, even in Brazil, the municipal elections this year had an incredible rate of abstention. In São Paulo, for example the index was around 18% of voters in an amount of over 11 million, even though compulsory voting in the country.
Numerous cases of corruption and scandal in the federal government accentuate disbelief with political leaders, whether they are.
One example was the visit of Barack Obama in Brazil last year: despite the immense media coverage without many Brazilians did not believe it to be important to their lives, showing disinterest about politics.
Today (10/28), municipal elections take place in town that has some runoff, but most voters do not believe a real change in your life.
Occur in the second round only 50 cities in the country, with the first shift occurred in 5,506 municipalities.
The party who obtained the highest amount prefectures until then was the PMDB, which won in 1025 cities. The PT, party of current President Dilma Rousseff, won 628 cities, behind the main opposition party PSDB who won in 693 cities.
Yet the PT won 17.26 million votes largest amount of votes and the PSDB was third with 13.95 million votes.
Despite the general disbelief in Brazilian politics, elections can be fierce, as the opposition gained strength after the corruption of the federal government.