The victory of former army captain Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 presidential election marks a decided swing to the right for Brazil. The new president will have a full political and economic agenda that includes restoring order to a divided and cantankerous legislature, addressing public finance issues such as pension reform and high levels of indebtedness, and lifting Brazil out of its economic doldrums. Order and progress may result, but not without tumult, say professionals with the Economist Intelligence Unit in this succinct but rich analysis intended for students of Latin American economics and politics.
In this summary, you will learn
- What difficulties Brazil’s new president will face in reforming the economy,
- What critical policy areas Jair Bolsonaro must address and
- What measures he is likely to pursue to make Brazil more attractive to investors.
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