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Weekly Report - 27 May 2021 (WR-21-21)

BRAZIL: Early electoral rumblings

Brazil’s next presidential election is still 17 months away, but the country is already gearing up for a battle between President Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist, and Lula da Silva, a charismatic but divisive leftist former president (2003-2011). A series of recent polls, which put Lula well ahead of Bolsonaro, as well as both men’s own words and actions, have contributed to a pre-electoral atmosphere in the country. “For anyone who’s not happy with me, there’s Lula in 2022,” Bolsonaro quipped to a disgruntled supporter on 25 May.  

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