July 20, 2024

The three Latin American elections in 2022 and how the politics of the region can be changed or strengthened

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The three Latin American elections in 2022 and how the politics of the region can be changed or strengthened
The three Latin American elections in 2022 and how the politics of the region can be changed or strengthened
  • Gerardo Lisardi
  • BBC News World

Preparations for the presidential elections in Colombia in May

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preparations for the presidential elections in Colombia in May; The elections, along with the Brazilian, will be decisive in dictating the course of the left on the continent

In the early years of the twenty-first century, re-election of incumbent presidents in Latin America was common, among leaders of both the left and the right.

but soon bubble From raw materials (the main materials exported by the continent), deep economic problems arose, corruption scandals appeared and social unrest increased (manifested in various waves of protests), which was exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Subsequently, the electoral trend in Latin America changed: voting against Establishment And give space to the opposition.

In 11 of the 12 presidential elections held in Latin America since 2019, the majority vote was to change the ruling party.

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