Analysis: What Bolsonaro and Lula Have to Lose in Brazil’s Municipal Elections

The candidates of both in major capitals are struggling to get off the ground. In São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, for instance, the names endorsed by both are at serious risk of failing to reach the second round.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report in the latest edition of VEJA news magazine shows how President Jair Bolsonaro and ex-president Lula, regarded as leading players in the next race to the Planalto Palace, have so far been instrumental in the municipal elections.

The candidates of both in major capitals are struggling to get off the ground. In São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, for instance, the names endorsed by Bolsonaro rank second, but - stagnant or on a downward trajectory - are at serious risk of failing to reach the second round. They are Deputy Celso Russomanno and Mayor . . .

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