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Brazil: Boris Johnson’s fall met with hope and humour by foes of Bolsonaro

UK prime minister’s fellow populist is facing a tough re-election fight in October against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Tremors from the political earthquake that shook the United Kingdom have reached Brazil, where the left is hoping the demise of a British populist leader presages the downfall of their own far-right authoritarian.

Boris Johnson’s political collapse was met with a mixture of hope and humour, with Ciro Gomes, one of the presidential candidates in October’s Brazilian election, describing the leaders of both nations in similar terms.

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