The article looks at the recent ruling by the Brazilian Supreme Electoral Court to render Former President Bolsonaro ineligible for the next presidential elections and the possible repercussions this landmark decision might have.
The right wing has reinvented itself at the global level and its main exponents seem to be aligned. These are some of the characteristics that are repeated among some of the leaders of the wing.
The ultra-conservative government of Jair Bolsonaro is experiencing its hardest challenge. The president’s approval rating fell to its lowest since 2019. On the other side of the sea, former President Luis Inacio “Lula” Da Silva leads the race for the 2022 election, almost doubling the vote intention of the government.
One year away from the next Brazilian federal election, Lula and Bolsonaro – the exponents of the two most prominent political movements in Brazil – are the clear frontrunners. However, as rejection rates to both their names increase, it is worth wondering whether a dark horse candidate can break their tug-of-war and steal a victory.