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Analysis: Bolsonaro to stay, Lula da Silva to return – the expected battle for Brazil’s presidency

In perhaps the most important election in Latin America, the presidential campaign officially began in Brazil on Tuesday, August 16.

Although there are twelve candidates, the options have been set for several months: conservative Jair Bolsonaro, 67, who is running for re-election, and leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 77, who wants to wear the green-yellow sash for the third time.

Both blame each other for all the ills in Brazil and go into the election campaign with bloody eyes.

But as much as the two are at the antipodes, they know they have to win over . . .

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