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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 8.8 million residents of São Paulo city will go to the polls on Sunday, October 2nd, to choose the city’s new mayor and 55 council representatives. While three of the candidates seeking the city’s top post have already held the position, the candidate leading the mayoral race, at time of writing, is a newcomer to the electoral process.

Businessman João Doria Jr., of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) was a TV personality before accepting a position as Tourism Secretary under the government . . .

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