In the runoff election for the Presidency of Brazil on October 26, the incumbant Dilma Rousseff of the left-wing Workers' Party was re-elected. Her new term of office will start on January 1, 2015. Her opponent was a Social Democrat Aécio Neves, who had joined the campaign on a more liberal economic model. The election was very close, with Dilma Rousseff wining 51.45 per cent of the votes.
Sérgio Costa is a professor of sociology at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on social inequality, cultural differences and democracy, and racism and anti-racism.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Fritz teaches economics at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on international macroeconomics, as well as monetary and fiscal affairs in relation to developing and emerging countries.
Lucio R. Rennó is the Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Visiting Professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. He cooperates closely with the desiguALdades.net research network, which is based at LAI. His research interests include political institutions, electoral behavior and public opinion, and the analysis of social inequalities in Latin America.
Renata Motta is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at the Institute for Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on social inequalities in the various regions of the world as well as social conflicts and movements in Latin America.
Time and Location
- Monday, November 10, 2014, 6 p.m.
- Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Room 201, Rüdesheimerstr. 54-56, 14197 Berlin; subway station: Breitenbachplatz (U3)