Anthropology and Ethnology Open Access Journal (AEOAJ)

ISSN: 2639-2119

Policy Article

Brazilian Elections and the Pandemic of Covid-19

Authors: Josimar Gonçalves da Silva*

DOI: 10.23880/aeoaj-16000139


In view of the dramatic situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this article aims to analyze its political impacts in the Brazilian municipal elections of 2020. To do so, it outlines a brief chronology of events related to the disease, as well as contextualizing the Brazilian situation prior to the arrival of the coronavirus in the national territory. From there, it presents scenarios and observations of the local electoral disputes that elected new mayors or reappointed current mayors to positions in the country’s cities. The article emphasizes the federative issue at a particular time when municipalities, states and unions are requested by the population to provide coordinated responses to the pandemic rather than reinforcing the national split situation that has occurred since the 2018 presidential elections.


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