Um Trump sulista
As The Africa Report went to press, Brazil was preparing for elections with huge implications for the country and the region. Jair Bolsonaro, an arch conservative and admirer of US President Donald Trump, took 46% in the first round. He faced off against Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, who scored 29.3%. The PT has lost support due to corruption and mismanagement under the two previous governments. Bolsonaro’s campaign focused on the economy and fighting corruption.