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Ex-Mayor Paes Closes Gap on Witzel in Rio Gubernatorial Race

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the contentious race for the governorship of Rio de Janeiro enters its final days, the race appears to be tightening as ex-Rio mayor Eduardo Paes has gained on frontrunner Wilson Witzel. A new Ibope poll shows that Witzel has dropped to 56 percent of intended votes while Paes has risen to 44 percent.

The new poll shows a net increase of eight points for the ex-mayor

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