Americas

September 10, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the Americas, usually posted on Saturdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Vineyards in Puento Alto, Chile. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Fsanchezs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

AFP (September 9, 2022): All eyes on army as Brazil heads for elections

Carla Bridi, AP (September 9, 2022): Brazil: man killed by co-worker after argument over election

John Otis, NPR (September 7, 2022): Brazil celebrates independence day ahead of presidential election

Reuters (September 6, 2022): Lula’s lead over Bolsonaro slips 2 points for Brazil election – poll

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

AFP (September 5, 2022): Peru’s president makes appearance in graft probe

Regina Garcia Cano, AP (September 4, 2022): Challenges mount against Peru’s president, his family

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Buenos Aires Times/AFP (September 4, 2022): Political unity remains elusive for Argentina despite failed attack on vice-president

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

Council on Foreign Relations (September 8, 2022): A Smarter U.S. Assistance Strategy for Haiti

Jacques Ted St Dic, Just Security (September 7, 2022): As Haiti’s Henry Refuses Checks on Power, the US Should Aid Efforts to Build True Democracy

Evens Sanon, AP (September 7, 2022): Thousands across Haiti demand ouster of PM in new protest

Canada Federal Elections: By October 20, 2025 (various provincial and local elections in the meantime)

Amanda Coletta, Washington Post (September 10, 2022): Canadian Conservatives pick populist Pierre Poilievre to challenge Trudeau

Maura Forrest, Politico (September 9, 2022): 43 things to know about Justin Trudeau’s new rival

Past Americas Elections

Chile Constitutional Referendum: September 4, 2022

Catherine Osborn, Foreign Policy (September 9, 2022): How Chile’s Constitution Revolution Missed the Mark: It’s back to the drawing board for the country—and President Gabriel Boric.

Oliver Stuenkel, Carnegie Endowment (September 8, 2022): Chile’s Rejection of the New Constitution Is a Sign of Democratic Maturity

Buenos Aires Times (September 8, 2022): Chile President Boric reshuffles Cabinet after referendum rout

Reuters (September 7, 2022): Chile students disrupt metro with protests in wake of constitution defeat

AFP (September 6, 2022): After referendum rout, Chile leader pursues quest for new constitution

Rafael Romo, Maija Ehlinger, Marlon Sorto and Simone McCarthy, CNN (September 5, 2022): Chilean voters overwhelmingly reject proposed leftist constitution

Nicaragua General Elections: November 7, 2021

Eric Farnsworth, Univision News (September 6, 2022): Nicaragua’s descent to darkness: The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega is more ensconced in power than ever. It’s time to intensify pressure on his regime.

Americas Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Chile Constitutional Referendum: September 4, 2022

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Ontario: October 24, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Manitoba: October 26, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Prince Edward Island: November 7, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Saskatchewan: November 9, 2022 (Rural Municipalities – even number divisions)

Canada: Local Elections in Northwest Territories: December 12, 2022

Guyana Local Elections: Overdue (date not set yet – preparations being made)

Ecuador Regional Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: By February 2023

Grenada General Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential and Legislative Elections: April 2023

Guatemala General Elections: June 2023 (expected)

Guatemala General Election Runoffs: August 2023 (expected)

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Antigua and Barbuda General Elections: By 2023

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

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