São Paulo, Rio Elect Mayors in Brazil Runoffs

Traditional center-right and right-wing parties emerged strengthened from the first round. All eyes are now on how the runoffs will shape the political state of play ahead of 2022, when Bolsonaro is expected to seek reelection.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Brazil's biggest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, voted for their next mayors Sunday, November 29th, as the country held municipal runoffs, the last polls before far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is up for reelection in 2022.

In São Paulo, Brazil's economic and cultural capital and the largest city in Latin America, centrist incumbent Bruno Covas faces leftist challenger Guilherme Boulos, a leader of the Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST).

Boulos, 38, who is running for the upstart Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), trails in the polls by about 10 points . . .

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