Recife: Campos Elected Youngest Mayor of a Capital City at 27

Considered the "capital of the Northeast," Recife has raised icons of national politics and become the embodiment of the split that currently prevails in the Brazilian left-wing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fierce dispute saw family squabbles, left-wing splits and many lawsuits. Break-up between the PSB (Brazilian Socialist Party) and the PT (Workers' Party) is expected to reverberate nationwide.

At 27, João Campos (PSB) has been elected the youngest mayor of a capital (Recife, in this case) in the country's history. He beat his opponent and cousin, PT's Marília Arraes, by a margin of over 100,000 votes.

The victory of Eduardo Campos' son and Miguel Arraes' great-grandson means an overwhelming defeat for the PT, which broke with the local . . .

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