Seeking Distance From Bolsonaro, Two Former Allies Target General Elections in 2022

João Doria (PSDB) from São Paulo and Wilson Witzel (PSC) from Rio de Janeiro are actively pursuing strategies to make them competitive in national elections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Potential opponents of President Jair Bolsonaro in 2022, the governors of São Paulo, João Doria of the Social Democracy Party (PSDB), and Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, of the Social Christian Party (PSC), ended 2019 distanced from Bolsonaro, who led them to victory in the election, as they pursue strategies that make them competitive nationally.

But both of them are bruised in the very area that brings them closer to the president: public safety. Witzel, a former judge, saw his government break the record for police killings and Doria closed the year forced to . . .

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