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🙏 Bolsonaro’s new push for the Evangelical vote

Good morning! Today, how Jair Bolsonaro is trying to keep the Evangelical vote. Lula’s moves on the electoral chessboard. The impact of new tax cuts. And how Brazilians see Russia.

Culture wars and corruption to fuel push for religious vote

evangelical evangelicals First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro and President Jair Bolsonaro watch as televangelist Silas Malafaia speaks at the presidential palace. Photo: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress
First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro and President Jair Bolsonaro watch as televangelist Silas Malafaia speaks at the presidential palace. Photo: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress

“I’ll point the nation in the direction you want,” President Jair Bolsonaro told Evangelical leaders during a meeting at the presidential palace. The event was part of the president’s attempt to regain ground within a demographic that was key for his 2018 win.

Why it matters. Evangelical Christians are the fastest-growing religious group in Brazil, and some estimate they might...

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