The heart proper confirmed his standing as large winner within the Second spherical of the municipal elections Sunday in Brazil, to the detriment of candidates from left and people supported by the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.
The present Alcalde de Sao Paulo, the richest and most populated metropolis of the nation (12.5 million inhabitants), Bruno Covas, from the center-right PSDB, defeated Guilherme Boulos (40.6%), from the Socialism and Freedom Celebration (PSOL) with 59.38% of the votes.
Within the first spherical, on November 15, each the candidate supported by Bolsonaro like that of the Employees’ Celebration (PT) of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
In Rio de Janeiro, second constituency with 6.7 million inhabitants, former mayor Eduardo Paes (Democrats, center-right) obtained 64.1% of the votes, in comparison with 35.8% for the present mayor, the evangelical ex-bishop Marcelo Crivella, a ally from Bolsonaro.
Delay on account of covid
The elections have been carried out with six weeks late, because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed virtually 173,000 deaths and plunged the nation right into a critical financial disaster, with a report unemployment of greater than 14 million folks.
Bolsonaro, and not using a occasion for a 12 months, supported 13 candidates, of which solely two have been elected. Within the second spherical, aside from Crivella, his final hope was Wagner Sousa Gomes, generally known as Captain Wagner, defeated in Fortaleza (northeast) by José Sarto, from the center-left PDT.
Go rOutcomes deprive Bolsonaro of a stable base in these districts, however “that doesn’t imply that in [las presidenciales de] 2022 there will likely be no merger of Bolsonaro with the right-wing events, “says Flávia Biroli, a political scientist on the College of Brasilia.
The left was one other disappointment with the defeat in Porto Alegre (south) of Manuela D’Avila, of the Brazilian Communist Celebration (PCdoB), towards the center-right Sebastiao Melo.
In Recife (northeast), a conventional bastion of the left, there was a duel between two cousins and political heirs of the historic chief Miguel Arraes (1916-2005): the socialist Joao Campos, who gained with 56.2% of the votes, and Marilia Arraes, from Lula’s PT (43 , 73%).