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Sergio Moro’s fall from grace softened by Senate win

At the height of his fame, former celebrity judge and Justice Minister Sergio Moro thought he would be Brazil's president after the 2022 election — but he had to settle for seat in the Senate

Sergio Moro wanted to run for president in 2022. Photo: Ettore Chiereguini/Shutterstock

In one of the most closely-watched Senate races of the year, former federal judge and Justice Minister Sergio Moro won a seat in the upper house to represent his home state of Paraná in the upper house for the next eight years. With nearly 99 percent of the ballots counted, Mr. Moro had 33.71 percent of the votes, while Paulo Martins, from Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party, had 29.10 percent.

The win nevertheless has a bitter taste for a man who many (including Mr. Moro himself) thought was bound for the presidency in 2022.

Adding insult to injury, Mr. Moro has to watch...

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