Power

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: under new management

joao doria witzel São Paulo and Rio: under new management
São Paulo Governor João Doria (L) and his Rio counterpart, Wilson Witzel

Jair Bolsonaro’s election as President of Brazil, back in October, was not an isolated event. Besides his victory in the main race, his Social Liberal Party (PSL) reached unseen levels of representation in Congress; military candidates were victorious all over the country, and gubernatorial aspirants who sought to attach their name to the image of Mr. Bolsonaro were elected in crucial states.

The most prominent examples of this last phenomenon came in Brazil’s two most populous states: João Doria winning in São Paulo, and the previously unknown Wilson Witzel rising to power in Rio...

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