Ex-Mayor Paes and Former Footballer Romário Deadlocked in Rio Governor Race

According to Ibope's latest poll, ex-Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Brazilian senator and former football star Romário de Souza are in a statistical tie in Rio's gubernatorial race.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before Brazilians across the country go to the polling stations in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in Brazil's history, a tight race has also taken hold locally with ex-Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Brazilian senator and former football star Romário de Souza, known simply as Romário, in a dead heat for governor in Rio de Janeiro, according to the latest Ibope opinion poll.

Ibope's poll released yesterday (September 10th) has democratic former mayor Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?