Bolsonaro Allies Win Gubernatorial Races in Rio, São Paulo

Former judge, Wilson Witzel, in Rio de Janeiro and businessman, João Doria, linked their campaigns to that of right-wing newly elected president Jair Bolsonaro to attract voters.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sunday’s general elections in Brazil not only elected the country’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, but also thirteen new state governors, including those who will lead Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais, three of Brazil’s largest states.

In Rio de Janeiro, former judge Wilson Witzel received 59.87 percent, beating former Rio de Janeiro City mayor, Eduardo Paes, who . . .

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