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.
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.
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