For many Brazilian moderates exhausted by the constant controversy surrounding President Jair Bolsonaro, Tabata Amaral is a breath of fresh air. A 25-year-old Harvard-educated lawmaker, Ms Amaral has in recent months emerged as a rising star of Brazilian politics and a liberal counterpoint to the nationalistic Mr Bolsonaro.
Ms Amaral is also the poster child for RenovaBR. Rather than a traditional political party, the organisation bills itself as a bipartisan training school aiming to create a new generation of ethical Brazilian politicians, unsullied by corruption and the country’s cynical party system.
In the years since the massive Car Wash graft scandal rocked Brazil, RenovaBR has become one of the nation’s most potent political forces. It is poised to next year play a major role in municipal elections, widely viewed as a bellwether of Mr Bolsonaro’s re-election prospects.
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