Recent scandals involving former President Jair Bolsonaro have left Brazil’s conservative movement in a state of flux. Meanwhile, the Lula administration is off to a relatively calm and successful start, with a 60% approval rating, the economy expected to grow more than predicted and inflation under control. What does that mean for the country’s politics going forward? In this episode, Brian Winter is joined by Fábio Zanini, editor of the “Painel” political column at Folha de S. Paulo, who has spent years covering the conservative movement that brought Bolsonaro to power. They discuss what to expect from the opposition and what the current political climate in Brasília means for President Lula’s economic agenda.
Fábio Zanini is a columnist at Folha de S. Paulo.
Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.
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Tags: AQ Podcast, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Elections, Lula