General elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil in October 2018 to elect the President and Vice President, the National Congress, state and Federal District Governors and Vice Governors, state Legislative Assemblies and Federal District Legislative Chamber.
The 2014 elections saw Workers' Party candidate Dilma Rousseff re-elected as President in the second round with 51.6% of the vote, defeating Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party who received 48.4% of the vote. Rousseff had first been elected in the 2010 elections, succeeding her political mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was in office from 2003 until 2011.
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will begin his 12 year prison term from Friday, after a judge gave him 24 hours to surrender to police. The order from Judge Sergio Moro, head of Brazil's huge 'Car Wash' anti-graft probe, came as a complete surprise given that lawyers had earlier said the leftist former two-term president had at least until Tuesday before he'd have to go behind bars.
Prevented by the courts to fulfill Planalto world renowned environmentalist Marina Silva made a surprise move to oust Dilma Rousseff Both Rousseff and Senator Aecio Neves, the PSDB candidate all-but stated, were taken by surprise by the announcement on Friday, the alliance-Marina Campos and confirmed their potential impact inviting councilors to reconsider their strategies for the race presidential elections next year, scheduled for October 2014.