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What we learned from Brazil’s municipal elections

Today, we continue to unpack the elections — and understand the outcome. Plus, how markets interpret the results. And how the São Paulo runoff election could be delaying a coronavirus response.

What can the 2020 elections tell us about 2022?

Municipal elections are mainly focused on local issues that bear little connection with federal disputes. However, they can serve as indications for political trends on the horizon. For instance: in 2000, a strong outing by the Workers’ Party in important constituencies paved the way for its first presidential win two years later. And in 2016, an anti-Workers’ Party sentiment pushed...

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