COUNTERING GLOBAL TRENDS: BRAZILIAN DEMOCRACY AHEAD OF AND BEYOND UPCOMING ELECTIONS - Brazil – Latin America’s largest economy and the fourth largest democracy in the world – held elections for its next president, governors, Congress, and state-level assemblies. At an inflection point, this electoral cycle was marked by high levels of polarization, disinformation, and increased concerns over Brazil’s democratic stability. This represented a key moment for Brazil to further strengthen its democratic institutions, especially as they're challenged globally.
What lessons can be learned from democracies across the world, as Brazil prepares for its election? How are Brazil’s democratic institutions preparing, now and beyond elections, to counter global democratic challenges? What are the key issues to watch beyond the elections?
On Democracy Day, Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (12:30 to 2:00 p.m. BRT), the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a conversation on the current state and road ahead for Brazilian democracy.
This event also launched an issue brief with actionable recommendations on how to further strengthen Brazilian democratic institutions, informed by Brazilian and international experts.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 09/15/22