Brazilians will head to the polls on Sunday, October 30, 2022 to cast their votes in the highly contested presidential runoff election between far-right incumbent Jair Messias Bolsonaro and former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) of the left-wing Workers’ Party (PT). The election comes at a critical juncture in Latin America’s largest democracy, as the two candidates have divergent views of the country’s future. One week after the runoff election, the Dialogue will convene a session featuring three of the most respected analysts of Brazilian politics and economics.
Questions will include:
- To what do we owe the outcome of the second round?
- What are the policy priorities of newly-elected president, and what are the implications for Brazil’s democracy?
- What are the global implications of the election results?
- Will there be a continuation of political polarization in Brazil?
- What will the composition of the new congress imply for the next president?
- What factors will influence composition of the cabinet of ministers?
This event is part of series of conversations analyzing what to expect from Brazil after its electoral cycle. On November 8, the Dialogue will host a second event on the outlook of Brazil’s energy and climate policy following the election results. More information on this series can be found on the Dialogue’s event page.
We invite participants to submit questions using the Q&A function in Zoom OR to email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OPENING REMARKS & MODERATION
President & CEO, Inter-American Dialogue (@RebeccaBillChav)
Senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), and Dialogue member, Brazil (@bollemdb)
“Bello” columnist & senior editor for Latin America and Spain, The Economist (@michaelreid52)
Counter-Disinformation Director, Equis Research (@RobertaSBraga)