Tuesday, March 31, 2009

After Lula?

Having just seen an example of his world view during the recent overseas travels of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, it is something of a refreshing bit of good timing to see that Angus Reid Global Monitor has the latest polling data on Brazil's 2010 Presidential Election. President Lula da Silva is prohibited from seeking a third term, so the field is open for a successor.

There are various electoral scenarios examined, but one thing runs through them all: The Worker's Party (PT), which Lula da Silva represents, is on course for a serious shellacking at the hands of one or another party currently out of power. The *best* scenario for a PT candidate gets only 12% support.

The names to watch from the other parties:

From the opposition Brazilian Party for Social Democracy (PSDB), Jose Serra.

From coalition partner Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), Ciro Ferreia Gomes.

There are some also-rans out there as well, as the Angus Reid report observes.

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