What's Next for Brazil: The Presidential Election of 2014

18 September 2014

The death of candidate Eduardo Campos on 13 August and the subsequent selection of his running-mate Marina Silva to the presidential candidacy of the PSB has changed the nature of this year's election in Brazil. Polls show Marina with support roughly equal to that of the incumbent, President Dilma Rousseff.

With only a few weeks to go before the first round of the election on 5 October, what does this new situation mean for Brazil?

Our expert panelists provided answers to this question, covering politics, economics, and business.

Please click on the PDF link below to download the panelists' presentations. 

The panelists were:

  • Dr. Timothy Power - University of Oxford
  • Dr. Sônia Gonçalves - Brazil Institute, King's College London
  • David Sonter Freshfields

Professor Anthony Pereira, Director of the Brazil Institute at King's College London was the event's moderator.

 Timothy J. Power is University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies and a Fellow of St Antony’s College at the    University of Oxford, where he is also a member of the Department of Politics and International Relations.  An  associate fellow of Chatham House, Dr Power is a specialist on Brazilian politics and government,  having  written extensively on presidentialism, elections, the party system and executive-legislative  relations in Brazil.  




   Sónia has a PhD and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.  Her main research  interests  are in the fields of development economics and political economy. She has worked on  research projects  that  analyse the links between public service delivery and participatory democracy  in Brazil, as well as  between  media and political accountability. After a stint in investment banking  and economic consulting  she joined the  Dep. of Management at King's College London in 2011 and  has just started a lectureship at  the Brazil  Institute.





   David Sonter is the Freshfields corporate country partner for Brazil and advises a  number of      Brazilian  companies in relation to international M&A and international  clients in relation to Brazil.  He visits Rio and  Sao  Paulo regularly and has built strong  relationships with the premier local law  firms.




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Photography by Geraldo Cantarino