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AQ Podcast: Could Jair Bolsonaro Still Win in Brazil?

A look at the Bolsonaro and Lula campaigns, from a Brazilian reporter with deep sources in both worlds.
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Despite a host of challenges, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro appears to be in a stronger position to win re-election in October than many expected. Though still trailing in polls to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Bolsonaro has started to close the gap in recent weeks. What’s behind this shift, and how might Lula respond as the campaign progresses? Joining the AQ podcast is Fábio Zanini, a columnist at Folha de S. Paulo who has spent years covering the conservative movement that brought Bolsonaro to power.

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Fábio Zanini is a columnist at Folha de S. Paulo.

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

Supplemental reading: 

Despite Everything, Bolsonaro Could Still Win by Brian Winter

A Music Festival Reveals the Generation Gap in Brazil’s Politics by Cedê Silva

Lula’s “Team of Rivals” Strategy Could Reduce Polarization by Oliver Stuenkel

Tags: AQ Podcast, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Elections, Lula
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