RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The success of the emergency aid in boosting Jair Bolsonaro's national approval rating to 40 percent, according to IBOPE, worked a virtual miracle in the election of the largest city in South America. The right-wing embraced a left-wing agenda and began to advocate a cash transfer program to complement federal initiatives.
The top three mayoralty candidates in current voting intentions - right-wing Celso Russomanno (Republicanos), center-right Bruno Covas (PSDB) and left-wing Guilherme Boulos (PSOL) - all support minimum income programs.
After years of almost isolated preaching in the name of basic citizen . . .