Ten Brazilian Cities Will Be Led by Indigenous Mayors in 2021

This is the second municipal election in which the Electoral Justice asked the candidates to declare their color/race at the time of registration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of January 2021, ten Brazilian cities will be run by Mayors who declare themselves indigenous, according to a finding released by the TSE (Superior Electoral Court).

In the municipal elections held in 2016, six indigenous candidates were elected to command city halls.

Four indigenous Mayors were reelected. Among them is Isaac Piyãko (PSD - Social Democratic Party), who secured 4,521 votes (54 percent of the valid votes) to manage the city of Marshal Thaumaturgo in Acre.

Of the Ashaninka ethnic group, the Mayor said that he suffered racist attacks from his opponents, just as . . .

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