Brazil, a Paradise for the Left?

Brazil will hold the first round of a presidential election tomorrow.

The candidates with the best prospects of advancing to the second round are incumbent Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party, Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party.

That doesn’t seem to be enough of socialism and social democracy because the Socialism and Freedom Party, the Christian Social Democratic Party, the United Socialist Workers’ Party, the Brazilian Communist Party and the Workers’ Cause Party are all fielding their own candidates for president.

Of course I realize that parties’ names don’t say much about their profile, but on first sight this looks more like a meeting of different student socialist groups than a presidential election.

(Auf Deutsch.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Brazil, a Paradise for the Left?

  1. Pingback: Brasilien, ein Paradies für Linke? | Der reisende Reporter

  2. Fabio Werlang says:

    In fact, seven of the eleven candidates have roots on the left, but only two have real chances, the actual president Dilma Rousseff and Marina Silva. But even though they are leftists, they are far away from the leftism of Venezuela and Argentina. Brazilian leftists are capitalists!

  3. djgarcia94 says:

    I know very little of current Brazilian politics, but Rousseff was involved in Marxist guerilla warfare in her youth. Very true about a party’s name not saying much about their beliefs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Brazil

  4. Tom says:

    Read the testimony of a Brazilian called Mito:

    http://www.quora.com/Brazil-is-almost-a-communist-dictatorship-Wont-anyone-do-anything

    Communism are taking proportions in Brazil. Spread it.

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