Don’t forget about Brazil’s state races

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São Paulo will be one of Brazil’s tightest state races

With Brazil’s general elections only a week away and the polarization around the presidential race becoming more and more intense each day, it can be easy for voters to forget that there are also state governorships up for grabs. State races are usually heated and widely discussed, but have been punted out of bounds by the press this time around, with all the focus on Jair Bolsonaro versus Fernando Haddad.

Recent opinion polls from renowned institutes Ibope and Datafolha have mapped the current field of play around Brazil’s 27 states, and have shown that a significant...

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