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Matchmaking Season Begins in Brazil as Politicians Seek Parties

  • Politicians can change parties, parties can invite newcomers
  • Thursday marks the start of transfer window ahead of elections

Charismatic, experienced Brazilian legislator seeks political party with plenty of cash, TV time and a cleanish record on corruption.

On Thursday the Latin American nation’s lawmakers -- including its potential presidential candidates -- will start a month-long hunt for political organizations they hope will propel them to office in October. Brazilian law bans candidates from running as independents.