Brazil’s Sixth-Largest City Elects Its First Trans City Councilor, Duda Salabert

The 2.7 million city of Belo Horizonte elected its first trans candidate, teacher Duda Salabert (PDT), to the City Council with a record vote - the most voted city councilor in the history of Minas Gerais.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Belo Horizonte, the bustling capital of Brazil's large Minas Gerais state, elected its first trans candidate, teacher Duda Salabert (PDT), to the City Council with a record vote - the most voted city councilor in the history of this state. She secured over 37,000 votes according to the TSE, taking the first position in the election for the City Council of Belo Horizonte, which has 41 seats.

In 2018, when she ran for election to the Senate for the State of Minas Gerais, for PSOL, she had collected over 350,000 votes. In 2020, the . . .

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