The stakes for South America’s largest democracy – and for the western hemisphere – are high when Brazilians vote on their next president on Sunday. There are multiple candidates on the ballot, but this is a two-man race: Two-time former president Lula da Silvaa left-wing populist, challenges the centre-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who is seeking a second term. If no one gets more than 50% of the votes, a runoff will be held on October 30th.
Left-wing populism has been on the move in Latin America since Venezuela Hugo Chavez took power in 1999. Socialists have sometimes used their electoral popularity to overthrow democratic institutions and stay in power. From Argentina to Mexico, the Red Wave has brought less freedom and more misery.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-brazil-go-back-to-the-left-presidential-election-lula-da-silva-jair-bolsonaro-11664224786 Will Brazil Go Back to the Left?