Voters in São Paulo Reelect Center-Right Mayor Bruno Covas; Rio Elects Centrist Eduard Paes

Brazil voters elect mayors amid a surge in cases of COVID-19 and violence involving assassinations and attacks on candidates.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Shaken by the world’s second deadliest coronavirus outbreak and a deep economic crisis, Brazilians largely voted for experienced politicians from traditional parties.

Voters in São Paulo re-elected center-right mayor Bruno Covas for a new four-year term in Brazil’s largest city and financial hub. He defeated leftist opponent Guilherme Boulos who said he tested positive for COVID-19 48 hours before polls opened.

Covas’ win boosts S . . .

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