Lawmakers in Brazil have decided to move the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) from 2018, effectively shortening the DST-period in the country by two weeks.
On the night between Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018 clocks in the southern parts of Brazil will be set forward 1 hour from 00:00 (12:00 am, midnight) to 01:00 (1:00 am).
Same End Date
On December 16, 2017, the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, signed a decree moving the start of DST in the South American country from October to November.
Better for the Elections
The decree comes as a result of federal elections in Brazil in October next year. Setting the clocks forward after the second round of elections allows for a better vote count after the poll stations close in the different time zones in the country.
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