The Observador’s newsletter with the support of FLADEspecial Eleições Americanas – continues after the U.S. presidential election, now focused on the process until inauguration on January 20th, 2021 – Até à Casa Branca. Every Monday, João de Almeida Dias explains the path of an elected President to the White House and what is happening in the transition process.

This week’s newsletter uses the examples from former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to reflect on the importance of the last months of office, until January 20th, to finish unresolved matters —whether to correct something or to strengthen the President’s legacy even before his successor takes office. As for Donald Trump, it’s too early to speak with certainty as to what he intends to do in his last days in office. A big difference from all the cases mentioned above is, for now, this: recognizing defeat (applicable to the cases of Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, the only ones who left the White House for losing the election), receiving his successor and starting the transition of power, a topic that will be discussed in a future newsletter.

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