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Bolsonaro's Battle for Power

For Brazil’s President Bolsonaro, a consequence of mishandling COVID-19 could be losing the 2022 presidential election.
President Bolsonaro speaks to reporters
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Brazil’s daily COVID-19 deaths passed 4,000 for first time this week, while President Jair Bolsonaro focused on firing his defense minister; reshuffling congress to ward off impeachment; and replacing the top commanders of the army, navy, and air force. Oliver Stuenkel and Sarah Maslin join Deep Dish to examine whether the pandemic could cost Bolsonaro the 2022 presidential election – or if he will find another way to hold onto power. 

About the Experts
Oliver Della Costa Stuenkel
Associate Professor at the School of International Relations, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Oliver Stuenkel
Oliver Della Costa Stuenkel is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo. He is also a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, a non-resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, and a columnist for EL PAÍS and Americas Quarterly.
Oliver Stuenkel
Sarah Maslin
Brazil correspondent, the Economist
Sarah Maslin
Sarah Esther Maslin is a journalist for The Economist in São Paulo, Brazil. She was previously a freelancer based in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Sarah Maslin
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson