Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Brazil’s Polarized Presidential Election

An early in-depth look at the 2022 race, with one of Brazil’s leading political analysts.
Nikita Kataev
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Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are early favorites in Brazil’s presidential election next October. Can a “third way” candidate defy expectations, or is the country headed for a showdown between two divisive figures? Thomas Traumann, a journalist and consultant, joins AQ to look at the contenders’ strategies – and whether any of them can end Brazil’s decade-long malaise.

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Thomas Traumann is a journalist and independent consultant. He was Brazil’s communications minister from 2014-15.

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief. 

Supplemental reading: 

Lula Is Back. But Which Lula? by Thomas Traumann

Why Lula vs. Bolsonaro Leaves Little Room for Others by Oliver Stuenkel

Have Brazilians Given Up on Bolsonaro? by Brian Winter

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