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LIVE POST: Brazil General Election, 2010.


Basic facts
about Brazil Election 2010:
  • Voting stations are open from 8 a.m. (7 a.m. EDT) to 5 p.m. (2000 GMT). An exit poll is expected after the poll closes at 6 p.m. (2100 GMT) in the western-most time zone. After that, the Superior Electoral Tribunal will release results in real time as they come in.

  • In the presidential and gubernatorial races, if neither candidate obtains more than 50 percent of the vote, the two front-runners face off in a second round on October 31.
  • In addition to president, the following posts are up for election: 27 state governors; all 513 representatives in the Chamber of Deputies; two-thirds of the 81-seat Senate; and 1,059 representatives to state assemblies.
  • Voting is mandatory for all citizens over the age of 18. Citizens aged 17-18 may vote but are not required to. About 131 million Brazilians are eligible to vote.
  • The vote is the first presidential election since the end of military rule in which Lula is not a candidate.

PRIMARY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:



FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES (CLICK)

Handy Links:Political Parties Backgrounders:
  • MORE LINKS PENDING/TO FOLLOW.


LET'S DO THIS. WE'RE DOIN' IT LIVE!!!!
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