Politics 04-10-2018

Candidates for the Presidency of Brazil will have their last debate on television today

Seven of the 13 candidates for the Brazilian Presidency will hold a final debate before voting on Sunday. This Thursday, the electoral campaign also ends.

Seven of the 13 candidates for the Presidency of Brazil are expected to be on TV Globo screens on Thursday to participate in the last debate , on the eve of the first convocation of the elections,on Sunday, October 7.

Brazilians expect the participation of Fernando Haddad, of the Workers' Party (PT); Ciro Gomes, of the Labor Democratic Party (PDT, for its acronym in Portuguese), Geraldo Alckmin, of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB); and Marina Silva, from the Sustainability Network (Rede).

In addition, there will also be Alvaro Dias, from Podemos; Henrique Meirelles, of the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB); and Guilherme Boulos, from the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL).

On the other hand, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro will not participate in the last televised debate,citing medical recommendations. "After our evaluation we contraindicated his participation in debates or any activity that could tire him or force him to speak for more than ten minutes," explained one of the doctors who attend the leader who was the victim of an assault in recent days.

The 2018 electoral calendar of Brazil indicates that this Thursday culminates the dissemination of free electoral propaganda on radio and television.

The candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad lead the polls and aim to advance to the second round of the elections.


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