Where South America drifts to the right by Neue Zürcher Zeitung
South America urges for more conservative governments. What showed first in Argentina and Brazil has been spreading across the continent. As political parties usually play a minor role in this region of the world, we teamed up with several correspondents and academics to uncover this political shift. They rated (and continue to rate, after each election) each president from the 10 presidential democracies within the last 20 years on a left-to-right-scale. A social science coding system rules out coders’ partisanship. The resulting graphics show each presidents’ political standing and, therefore, the countries’ political development over time.