South American Elections.

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  1. argentine soccer fan

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    Yeah, we’ve been known to produce great leaders
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  3. ceezmad

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    Yes, it looks like Brazil will get their own Trump.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-apos-wing-candidate-jair-232319256.html


    He almost won in the first round.
     
  4. ceezmad

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    It looks like in Brazil the PT made the same error as Democrats in the USA.

    Man, this does read like a total dejavu.

    Replace the PSDB and PDM with "moderate" republicans (well they did win elections, but eventually crumbled to Trump).

    https://www.economist.com/the-ameri...st-is-poised-to-become-brazils-next-president
     
  5. NaBUru38

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    The PT is massively corrupt, which is not the case for the Democrats.
     
  6. ceezmad

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    In Brazil all parties are massively corrupt, so you have to handicap that.
     
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    #85 argentine soccer fan, May 21, 2019
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    So, in a normal presidential democracy, people usually announce their candidacy for president before the primaries, and if they make the general election, they then pick their running mate.

    In Argentina we do it differently. Christina Kirchner announced that she is running for vice-president. Then, she gets to pick her puppet...errr her presidential candidate.
     
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  11. ceezmad

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    I did see that, hey elected office tends to be useful in getting out of legal problems.
     
  12. ceezmad

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    So in Bolivia Evo Morales wins again, opposition protests that the Electoral commission may have massaged the numbers to ovoid a run-off.

    https://www.latinousa.org/2019/10/25/moraleswinnerbolivia/


    In Argentina as expected, the left will be back in power, so if you bought Argentina bonds, you may start thinking about selling off.

    Now that Cristina Fernandez is VP, investigations about her and corruption may have to be put on hold for a while, funny how that works out.

    https://www.france24.com/en/2019102...urn-to-power-in-weekend-presidential-election
     
  13. DoyleG

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    Bye Bye, Morales.

    Didn't indoctrinate the army enough.
     
  14. ceezmad

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    Yeah this could go bad quick, hopefully they hold a new election very soon.
     
  15. deejay

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    After an exhausting month on whatsApp and FaceBook, I am happy to report that Bolivian demonstrators have again forced another corrupt president to resign. So far the record of the last 40 years heavily weighs in favor of demonstrators over the army. They are 3-0-0.
     
  16. ceezmad

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    I do have to give props to the Bolivian Army, they are not using the current political fvckfest to take over power.

    They seem content with staying in the barracks, just telling the President that, your time is up, we are not going to help you stay in power.
     
  17. ceezmad

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    Man, when Twitter boomerangs and hits you in the face.

     
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