Opinion: Courting Marina, a Smidgen

Opinion, by The Curmudgeon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Marina wants to support Aécio’s candidacy in the second round but she wants some things in return. Commendably, she’s not asking for her cronies to be appointed Ministers or Vice Presidents of Banco do Brasil, perks routinely offered by Lula and Dilma to their allies. Rather, Marina wants Aécio (and his party PSDB) to agree to certain “principled” demands, i.e. planks in her political platform—and she’s got a little list.

Heading this list is a commitment to revoke the possibility of re-electing presidents, which . . .

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