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The Road to 2018: Looking Ahead to Next Year’s Presidential Elections in Brazil

Date & Time

Sep. 29, 2017
11:00am – 12:30pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Road to 2018: Looking Ahead to Next Year’s Presidential Elections in Brazil

With barely one year to go until the crucial presidential elections of October 2018, Brazil’s political and economic outlook remains highly unpredictable. Congressional delays in addressing urgently needed structural reforms—particularly pensions and taxes—could frustrate expectations among investors of a short-term economic recovery strong enough to pull the country out of its longest and deepest downturn. Political reform, required to rehabilitate the nation’s discredited system of political representation, remains a mirage. Ongoing criminal investigations into widespread corruption involving major political figures only add to the uncertainty. 

On September 29, the Brazil Institute will convene a panel of seasoned Brazilian experts to take stock of the current situation and discuss the challenges of the road ahead. 


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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

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