Brazil Presidential Election

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 13 Aug 2014 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The Impact of the Tragedy on the PSB Ticket

Given that Marina Silva is Eduardo Campos’ natural successor, the main consequences of the tragedy that took the life of the PSB presidential candidate are the increased probability of the election going to a second round and the threat to Aécio Neves’ second place position in the race.

The first depends on the intended votes for Marina Silva, Eduardo’s running mate and natural political heir, especially due to the potential votes she could earn as a consequence of the commotion that surrounds this si...

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