Brazil After Lula: The 2010 Presidential Election

13 October 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Edmund Amann, Senior Lecturer, Development Economics, University of Manchester
Professor Leslie Bethell, Senior Research Associate, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
Dr Timothy Power, Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House
Michael Reid, Americas Editor, The Economist
Chair: Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House



Brazil holds federal and local elections on 3 October, including the first round of presidential elections. The new president will inherit an economy that has performed well during the Lula administration and a presence on the international stage that has sometimes been controversial. The speakers will analyze the results of the elections and will discuss their implications for Brazil's domestic and foreign policy.