Almost three weeks after the second-round Brazilian presidential election, President Jair Bolsonaro still has not explicitly conceded. The chances Bolsonaro could stage a successful coup have diminished rapidly. Now what's next for Brazil as Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva transitions into office? Richard Matoušek reports from Recife.
Some Brazilians’ desire to climb class rungs has helped win votes for incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and his Liberal Party (PL) colleagues at the local and legislative levels of government. This, despite an appetite for progressive politics after four years of the “underpinnings and trappings of fascist rule” as well as hundreds of thousands of avoidable COVID-19 deaths. Richard Matoušek reports from São Paolo on what's next as the second-round presidential election looms in Brazil.
With Brazil being the fifth-largest country by area, along with the seventh-largest population and economy, the outcome of the October 2 first-round presidential election could not only significantly alter the lives of Brazilians, but impact regional politics that have recently swung left, as well as the health of the planet. Richard Matoušek reports from São Paolo.