Criticized by the left for forming an alliance with Mr. Temer and his party, Lula said in 2009 that “in Brazil, Jesus would be forced to make a coalition with Judas if he wanted to govern.” Almost nine years later, we can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe Rousseff’s political marriage to Temer. In 2016, Temer actively conspired to get Rousseff removed from the presidency – and has, as his reward, occupied Brazil’s highest office since May 2016.
In two months, Brazilians will choose a new president. This past weekend, though, it was our candidates’ turn to choose their running mates. We explain why that matters.