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What’s at stake in the fight for Brazil’s prosecutor general job

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President Bolsonaro and Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge

After last year’s general elections, the new members of Congress barely had time to decorate their offices before maneuvers for the 2020—and even 2022—elections got underway. However, before all that, there is another highly consequential race on the horizon which is currently flying under the radar. Raquel Dodge, Brazil’s prosecutor general, will see her two-year term run out on September 17. It will be up to President Jair Bolsonaro to give her another term or pick her replacement, a decision he will announce within the coming days.

Ms. Dodge was the first woman to become the country’s top prosecutor,...

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