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♟️ How Brazil’s electoral chessboard changed this week

Happy Friday! Today, we talk about the debacle of the so-called “third way.” Congressional musical chairs ahead of the election. And possible changes to Petrobras’ fuel pricing policy.

How the third way melted

election João Doria (right) and Sergio Moro: third-way failure. Photo: Eduardo Knapp/Folhapress
João Doria (right) and Sergio Moro: third-way failure. Photo: Eduardo Knapp/Folhapress

Say what you like about Brazilian politics, but it’s never boring. On Thursday, we saw a series of events that effectively buried the already flimsy chances any candidate had of upsetting the two-horse race between President Jair Bolsonaro and the frontrunner, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Here’s what happened:

  • The day began with news that São Paulo Governor João Doria would drop out of the race...

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