Election on the agenda and other weekly topics

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 12 Mar 2018 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

Politicians continue to take advantage of the window to change parties ahead of the October elections; this window closes on April 7. The Lower House will try to vote on the bill that deals with payroll tax exemptions. Federal judges will go on strike on Thursday, March 15, in defense of their housing benefits. Next Sunday, March 18, the São Paulo PSDB holds primaries to choose its gubernatorial candidate in the state; Doria is the favorite. This week’s Talking Points: • Election on the agenda • Rejection is an obstacle, among many • Pending pre-candidacies • Signs of wear ahead • T...

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