Brazil's Temer says high abstentions show voters disenchanted



Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday the high abstention rate as well as the number of blank and spoiled ballots in local elections on the weekend signalled the disillusionment of Brazilians with their political system.
Brazil's electoral authority, the TSE, said the abstention rate averaged 17.5 percent in Sunday's nationwide polls, up from 15.4 percent in the municipal elections in 2014. Brazilians are obliged by law to vote and can face a small fine unless they provide a satisfactory reason for not doing so.
"It's clear there is disenchantment with the political class as... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Reuters
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