Brazil’s Electoral Justice has a new presiding judge. Luiz Fux took over for Justice Gilmar Mendes on Tuesday, and will act as the head of the Superior Electoral Court for six months. While he won’t be around for the election, which is promising to be one of the most contentious in Brazilian history, he will play a decisive role in the months leading up to the campaigning season. Indeed, the rules for the 2018 election will be decided in a court under Fux’s reign.
Here are his main challenges: