RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Left-wing parties stacked up significant losses in the second round of municipal elections. The PT (Workers' Party) failed to elect any mayor in a capital city for the first time in history. The PSOL (Socialism and Liberty Party) candidate in São Paulo, Guilherme Boulos, suffered a larger setback than projected in the polls. Only the PDT (Democratic Labour Party) of presidential candidate Ciro Gomes and the PSB (Brazilian Socialist Party) performed well with this Sunday's results.
The PT had great hopes in Vitória with ex-mayor João Coser and in Recife . . .