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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:19 PM

Centrists to Win Brazil's Two Main Cities in Defeat to Bolsonaro

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Simone Iglesias, Bloomberg News

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s two largest cities will be governed by centrist candidates who defeated those backed by President Jair Bolsonaro in nationwide municipal elections, consolidating the return of more moderate political actors following a conservative wave that swept the country two years ago.

Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday to choose mayors for Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other 55 of the country’s 5,500 municipalities whose first-round results in the Nov. 15 vote had been inconclusive. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. local time.

In Sao Paulo, incumbent Mayor Bruno Covas is projected to have won the race against leftist Guilherme Boulos, according to Datafolha pollster. Covas was supported by Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria, a key Bolsonaro opponent.

In Rio de Janeiro, former Mayor Eduardo Paes, who led the city during the Olympic Games in 2016, is projected to defeat incumbent Mayor Marcelo Crivella, an influential evangelical leader, Datafolha said. Crivella run for re-election with the support of Bolsonaro.


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Reply Centrists to Win Brazil's Two Main Cities in Defeat to Bolsonaro (Original post)
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:48 PM

1. Rio voters inflict humiliating electoral wipeout on mayor

Source: The Guardian

Rio voters inflict humiliating electoral wipeout on mayor

Bolsonaro ally Marcelo Crivella lost in all of Brazilian city’s 49 constituencies

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Mon 30 Nov 2020 16.12 GMT

Rio de Janeiro is rejoicing after voters inflicted a humiliating electoral defeat on a widely loathed neo-Pentecostal bishop considered by some to be the worst mayor in the city’s history.

Marcelo Crivella, a gospel-singing preacher who has branded homosexuality a “terrible evil” and had shunned Rio’s annual carnival, lost in every one of the city’s 49 constituencies in Sunday’s run-off vote.

Observers called the result a triumph for diversity and a blow to Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, who had backed Crivella’s campaign.

“Rio is free of the worst government in its history – of its most negligent, most unprepared, most prejudiced government,” the victor, Eduardo Paes, proclaimed after his landslide win.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/30/rio-voters-inflict-humiliating-electoral-wipeout-on-mayor

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Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:21 PM

2. The search for a "Brazilian Biden"

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