Friday, August 6, 2023
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC:  Brazil presidential rivals hold first televised debate.

The elections will be held on October 3rd and the the teo front runners are Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party (PT), i.e., the part of incumbent President Lula da Silva.  Dilma was Lula’s chief of staff, but has never held elective office.

Her chief rival is Jose Serra of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party.  He has a lengthy resume, including most recently the governorship of Sao Paulo.

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