As per an announcement on October 14th on Fernando Haddad’s website, the presidential candidate for the Brazil Workers’ Party, has published his government plan using blockchain.
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According to the announcement, Haddad opted to use blockchain technology for circulating information regarding his presidential campaign after a long battle with fake news reports. As information stored on a blockchain cannot be modified or hacked, he decided to save the data on a decentralized platform.
The announcement also notes that Haddad used free software in Sao Paulo where he worked as mayor from 2013–2017. The software solutions monitored various city projects, such as the municipal Master Plan backed by the support of users via the internet.
Other presidential candidates have used blockchain technology. As per crypto news outlet Criptomoedas Facil, other politicians that took part in the general election; Joao Amoedo and Marina Silva, also talked about using blockchain during their campaigns.
For instance, Silva suggested creating a digital government that would save all public data on a decentralized platform, while Marina used decentralized ledger technology (DLT) to register donations for her campaign.
In the first round of the 2018 elections, Haddad and his vice-presidential running mate Manuela d’Avila won nearly 30 percent of the overall vote but in the end, they lost to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro won the general election with almost 47 percent of the overall vote. He fell short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff election against Haddad on Oct. 28.
As Cointelegraph reported in January, the Brazilian government was thinking about moving popular petitions — a tool that enables citizens to vote on different social matters — to a blockchain based on the Ethereum network. Officials wanted to design a mobile app that would permit people to submit their votes through a decentralized platform.
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