3 Oct 2014

Brazil's Elections 2014

Next Sunday, 3rd October, we Brazilians, are going to the ballots to cast our votes to choose our next President, Congressmen and Senators - and I’m not excited about it.
The actual President Dilma Rousseff is the leading candidate to be the head of the country for more four years under her socialist rules. Due to this, the Brazilian financial market has been registering growing concerns about her and her party (PT) causing stocks and the Real currency to tumble.
In my viewpoint, the winner of PT administration, so far, is Cuba.
 
This country has been receiving billions of dollars of financial help from Brazil, even with the international embargo against Cuba. The money that could have being used internally is going away to help Castro’s family and their minions to continue their fight against the “great oppressor”. 
Marina Silva, who also comes from PT and currently is the Socialist Party's candidate, took over the top spot after the party's original candidate, Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash two months ago. She also has deep socialist ideology and is appointed as the candidate to defeat Dilma in the second round of voting. However, she has already said in case doesn’t run to the second round, she will support Dilma Rousseff and her allies in the runoff.
Dilma Rousseff, Marina Silva and Aécio Neves
The other candidate, who also has some chance to go to the second round against Dilma, is the ex-Governor of the State of Minas Gerais, Mr. Aécio Neves (PSDB). His force behind the scenes is the ex-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the “father” of the current Brazilian currency – “Real”. The polls have been showing him in 3rd place but he slowly is getting the numbers in his favour, as he has about 32 percent of the vote’s intention so far.

Ideologies apart, the next President will have lots of works to cope with. Violence is higher than ever, the economy is falling into recession. For ages, there’s no investment in Education, so it must be part of next President’s agenda as well. To sum up, there are so many problems to deal with, that the President will have to work hard to at least try to reduce part of them.
Unfortunately, so far, the main concern to the Brazilian media in general is if the next President is against or for the same-sex marriage, leaving aside real problems such as Education, Economy, Corruption and Health.
My hope is to see a country without corruption being part of the News on a daily basis... but I’m not sure if it is a dream or it’s something really reachable.
Whoever wins this election I would like to see a serious government, governing to the Brazilians only – and not to Cuba, Venezuela and so far.
Let’s see what is coming next.

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