Past eventNominees Breakfast Briefing

Brazilian Democracy from Lula to Dilma

26 May 2011 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dr Tim Power, Associate Fellow, Americas, Chatham House



Dilma Rousseff succeeded Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as President of Brazil on 1st January 2011. While continuity has been more visible than change so far, certain developments in Dilma's first five months in office suggest that she is establishing subtle policy differences from her political mentor. The speaker will examine the main political and policy-based challenges facing President Rousseff as she attempts to build on Lula's legacy of inclusive growth, declining inequality, and assertiveness in international affairs.