Brazil Faces its “Most Important Election in its History”
Brazil, Latin America’s largest democracy, will vote on Sunday to choose a new president, numerous state governors, along with nearly 1,600 other lawmakers. Because the country is struggling to rebound from numerous political corruption scandals and a deep economic recession, many observers believe this will be Brazil’s most important election in its history. The lead candidate to be Brazil’s next president is former paratrooper, Jair Bolsonaro. Trailing him by double-digits is former São Paulo mayor, Fernando Haddad, the Workers’ Party choice to replace jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. We’ll preview the election’s first round with Kevin Coogan, founder of ZettaCap, a company that analyzes social media and online data to make forecasts on economic, financial, and political events.