Brazil's Election Could Steer New Course

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Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential elections could significantly alter the course of energy policy in the large developing country, with the energy transition strategy of state-controlled Petrobras a flash point for the candidates’ competing visions. The first round of voting held this past Sunday saw former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva finish in first place, although with incumbent Jair Bolsonaro making a stronger-than-expected showing.

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