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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Incumbent governor Luis Fernando de Souza, most commonly known as Pezão (‘Bigfoot’ in Portuguese), won the gubernatorial race in Rio de Janeiro against Marcelo Crivella. According to election officials, Pezão received 55.78 percent of the valid votes against Crivella’s 44.22 percent.

Numbers also show that a little over seventeen percent of Rio’s residents voted blank or annulled their votes and 22 percent of state voters did not go to the polling stations.

Pezão dedicated his victory to former governor, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?