Explaining Brazil Podcast #23: The importance of picking the right vice president

  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 […]

 

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.

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