extraordinary meeting of Brazilian Leadership, 2018

Brazil has been in a political and economical crisis since 2013. After an alleged coup d'├ętat in 2016, the country is finally going to hold general elections in 2018. The population is uncertain of Brazil's political future while suffering through a recession that seems endless. On the months preceding the election, the political crisis accentuated: uprisings, strikes and protests happened across the country. To deal with this exceptional situation, all the relevant political leaders have agreed to an extraordinary meeting. The meeting will be held one week before the election. The aim to this pioneer initiative is first to deal with the political and legal legitimacy of candidates around the election. Further issues are likely to arise on the days preceding the upcoming election. Several members present have been campaigning for the presidency but not all of them will be able to reach the second round. Others have life-long rivalries that are bound to come up. Some participants have ordered arrests of present body members. This committee will need to deal with competitive power struggles, a distraught public and a media very interested in intervening. By the end of the weekend, the elections will be held. Will this be the light at the end of the tunnel for Brazil or will it be just the beginning of a new chapter in its crisis?