It’s Election Time In Resende!

For the last 2 months or so we have seen lots and lots of campaigning. It has been amusing to watch the parades of contenders and delegates. A week ago it was even stepped up a notch and seems they were going day and night.

There are cars and trucks with little jingles, radio and TV broadcasts over and over again. Commercials, actually really nice ones promoting all the good things that have happened in the city of Resende under a certain person’s time as mayor and on and on…

Now this past week supposedly all campaigning has stopped as policy, the week prior to the election ( although we saw a few people still waving their flag) If I knew a Brazilian that spoke REALLY good English, I would ask them for sure how the process all works. I have heard bits and pieces like…voting is mandatory! That you just select the correct number on the ballot of the person you are voting for, that the polls are run by volunteers and that if someone doesn’t show up to work, that the first person in line to vote can be asked to stay and work the polls and they can not refuse, all kinds of different little things…

It looks like the popular guys are Rechuan ( the current mayor of Resende) and Noel. There are others but these seem to be the big two and the ones with the best jingles for their campaigns. The girls are divided on which one should win…but only because of these jingles that you hear playing EVERYWHERE! Haha We really don’t know the campaign promises that have been made, nor will it really affect us.

So TODAY, Sunday October 7th it is Election Day!

Will it be Rechuan?

or Noel?

Let the Voting Begin!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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