Explaining Brazil #186: How dreamy is Lula’s dream team?

Leading all the polls, Brazilian center-left icon Lula is seeking a blockbuster alliance with a bonafide conservative. But the move is far from a guaranteed success

They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. And Brazil’s 2022 election will certainly prove the old adage right. Former President Lula, the center-left icon who leads all polls, is reportedly all but certain to have former São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin as his running mate, a bonafide establishment conservative.

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  • Euan Marshall is an editor at The Brazilian Report and also hosts the Explaining Brazil podcast in the absence of Gustavo Ribeiro.
  • Carlos Pereira is a professor of public administration at think tank Fundação Getulio Vargas. He holds a master’s degree in Sociology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the New School University in New York, and conducted post-doctoral research in Political Science at the University of Oxford.

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