Friday, March 1

The 3 elections in Latin America in 2022: how they could confirm the discontent in the region and give impetus to the left

  • Gerardo Lissardy
  • BBC News World

Elections poster, Colombia.

Image source, Getty Images


In 2022 they come in presidential elections in countries like Colombia and Brazil.

The reelection of incumbent presidents in Latin America was so fashionable in the early years of this century that there were as many of leaders from the left or right.

But then the boom Of raw materials, economic problems arose, corruption scandals and social unrest grew, manifested with several protests and that was consolidated with the covid-19 pandemic.

Now the Latin American electoral fashion has become very different: vote against him. establishment and give the opposition the opportunity to govern.

In 11 of the 12 presidential elections that have been completed in Latin America since 2019, the vote was to change the party in power.

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