In what has been an important year for Brazil, particularly on the global stage, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding this year's general election.
Brazil’s presidential campaign will go to a second round on 26 October, with President Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) to face Aécio Neves of the main centrist opposition Partido da Social Democracia Brasileiro (PSDB).
For all the apparent desire for change that pollsters observed in the Brazilian electorate, the presidential race will boil down to a traditional left-right battle between the PT and the PSDB. Marina Silva, of the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB), fell a long way short of the votes required to make the run-off. Now the key question is which candidate her supporters will back in the second round.
To discuss the result of the first round of these elections, and their domestic and international impacts, as well as scenarios for the second round and beyond, Canning House has put together a distinguished panel that includes Sergio Fausto, Executive Director at the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Institute based in Sao Paolo; Antonio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development at IISS; Professor Anthony Pereira, Director of King's College London's Brazil Institute; and George Seers, Director for International Business Development at Arko Advice. The event will be chaired by Peter Collecott, Trustee of Canning House and former UK Ambassador to Brazil.
There will be a wine reception to follow the discussion.
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