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Bolsonaro lays out his roadmap to re-election

Behind in the polls, Jair Bolsonaro faces an uphill battle to win a second term. With just over a year until the vote, he is embarking on a strategy of political division and economic programs

Bolsonaro lays out his roadmap to re-election
The Bolsonaro administration is facing its most challenging moment yet. Photo: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress

With 17 months left in his term, President Jair Bolsonaro is — more than ever — placing his entire focus on making sure his re-election bid is successful. But while macroeconomic numbers suggest Brazil is recovering from the 2020 pandemic downturn at a faster-than-expected rate, his administration is facing its most challenging moment yet. 

The president is dogged by corruption scandals which suggest that government officials sought to make a dishonest buck out of Covid-19 vaccine purchases, while Brazilians were dying in their thousands on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the Senate’s Covid hearings committee — which returns to...

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