Brazil: One Step Away from Picking Its Socialist Poison

Lula Needs Fewer than 2 Million Votes to Secure Presidency

IO Podcast | Episode 14

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Maria Zuppello—an Italian journalist and political analyst living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for over a decade—discusses why Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed the polls. His main contender, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, won the election with 48 percent of the votes, with Bolsonaro only 5 percent behind.

Zuppello argues that, despite Lula still being the favorite to win the presidency, the scenario is uncertain. She believes Lula failed to present a coherent plan to Brazilians, which could take a toll in the runoff on October 30.

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Mauro Echeverría

Mauro Echeverría is Econ Americas’ deputy editor. He holds a BA in international relations with minors in political science and anthropology from the San Francisco University of Quito. Mauro leads the research on local economic development at the Ecuadorian think tank Libre Razón.

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