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Weekly Report - 07 December 2017 (WR-17-48)

BRAZIL: Electoral poll brings out stark societal divides

Former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) from the leftist Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) still has the largest show of voter support ahead of the 2018 election, according to the latest survey by pollster Datafolha. But he also has some of the highest rejection rates. This could play into the hands of the ultra-right Jair Bolsonaro from the Partido Social Cristão (PSC), who has fashioned himself as an ‘anti-Lula’ candidate.

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