How can abstention affect the outcome of the second round of elections?

The proportion of voters who failed to vote in the first round of this year’s elections has reached almost 21%, the highest level since 1998. Because Brazil returned to direct presidential elections, fewer voters participated in a runoff in 1989. inquiries regarding the first stage.

The Federal Supreme Court (STF) last week authorized the country’s municipalities to provide free city transport next Sunday (30), the day of the second round, in an attempt to reduce abstentions. Expecting close competition in the presidential race, the number of ballots may be decisive for the outcome of the election.

In this episode of E Tem Mais, Carol Nogueira provides an overview of the doubts about the possible impact of abstention in the second round of the presidential race. To describe how the total number of absentees could affect the plans of the Planalto candidates, this episode features political scientists Antonio Lavareda and Dacey Cioccari.

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