Analysis: Bolsonarist Evangelical and Militia Supporters Renew Alliance in Rio Mayoralty Election

Mayor Marcelo Crivella, in a deep popularity crisis, shelters Flávio and Carlos Bolsonaro in his party. The agreement targets voters in the area of influence of armed groups, says sociologist.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mayor Marcelo Crivella has no popular support and is, in the words of a former adviser, "desperate". Jair Bolsonaro has yet to get the party he founded, the Aliança, on its feet after leaving the Liberal Social Party (PSL) that elected him in 2018.

He is still to face a major test at the polls in November's municipal elections in the city that is his electoral stronghold. This is the starting point of the convergence promoted between Rio de Janeiro's Mayor and the President of the Republic.

The President assures he will not . . .

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