Explaining Brazil #197: Lula launches lunge for legacy

Former President Lula officially began the race for an unprecedented third presidential term. The challenges he will face are far greater this time around

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is officially back, despite never really leaving Brazil’s political center stage. But now, 11 years after leaving the presidency, the center-left icon has formally launched his bid to lead the country once more.  Just like 20 years ago, when he first won the top job after three failed attempts, Lula officially enters the race as the frontrunner.

But the challenges he will face to win an unprecedented third term are far greater this time around.

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  • Mario Sergio Lima is a senior Brazil analyst for consultancy firm Medley Advisors. He has worked for various newsrooms such as Bloomberg, Folha de S.Paulo, and Agência Estado.

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