Brazil Presidential Election

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 15 Oct 2014 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

A Balanced Debate on TV Bandeirantes

The TV Bandeirantes debate conducted yesterday, October 14, ahead of the second round presidential election, was balanced.Dilma Rousseff (PT) was able to put Aécio Neves (PSDB) on the defensive at times, by bringing up controversial issues tied to his time as governor of Minas Gerais (2003-2010). Forced to answer, Aécio had trouble imposing his agenda of government criticism, including inflation, low economic growth and corruption allegations in Petrobras.

Dilma was also effective in painting the orthodox economic positions of Armí...

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