Weekly Report - 25 November 2021 (WR-21-47)

BRAZIL: PSDB in disarray as Moro makes his moves

The Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) held primaries on 21 November to choose its candidate for Brazil’s October 2022 presidential elections. The decision to hold primaries – the first time that the establishment centre-right party would internally elect its presidential candidate – was taken in the hope of overcoming the PSDB’s internal divisions and refreshing its image after a few years of being pushed to the national political sidelines. Instead, the inconclusive and chaotic primaries further eroded the party’s credibility, giving a boost to the challenge being mounted by would-be presidential contender Sergio Moro, also to the right-of-centre.  

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