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Races for governor show widespread ticket-splitting in Brazil

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In US political jargon, “splitting the ticket” means voting for a Democrat in one race and a Republican in another. In Brazil, lending your vote to different parties in the same election is actually very common, even if there isn’t a specific name for it yet. Here’s a closer look at the races for governor in Brazil’s three most populous states. Polls show millions of Brazilians intend to “split their ticket” on Election Day.

A three-way race in Sao Paulo

In Brazil’s wealthiest and most populous state, the incumbent, Rodrigo Garcia, is struggling to make the runoff against Fernando Haddad,…

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