The Curmudgeon’s Post Election Predictions

Opinion, by Michael Royster

The Curmudgeon had predicted the results of the second round election would be sixty to forty percent in favor of Dilma Rousseff. The actual result was 56 to 44, meaning his crystal ball was cloudy. Nevertheless, he has taken it out of its protective cloth and will look at what the future holds for Lula, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro under President Dilma.

Taking things chronologically, what will President Lula do until New Year’s Day 2011, other than inaugurate public works projects? One thing he should do is resolve some pending matters that are fraught . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.