Jair Bolzano – Already a survivor of Donald Trump’s defeat – Candidates he won in the municipal elections have suffered further setbacks following his poor performance.
Sunday’s referendum provided the first election opportunity to measure the health of the Brazilian president’s anti – establishment movement since the Democrats’ shocking election victory in 2018.
Results, which include strong failures Bolsanista The resurgence of candidates and politicians from major parties in major cities, they say, is a diseased force.
“The extreme right wave that brought Bolsanaro to the presidency turned into a ripple in 2020,” said political commentator Josiah de Souza. He voted.
Bolsanaro, who has not yet publicly acknowledged the victory of his top international ally, Joe Biden, had endorsed right-wing candidates in six state capitals – four of whom suffered serious defeats.
In the Amazon city of Manaus, the choice of Alfredo Menisse, a friend of four decades, Bolsanaro came in fifth. In Receipt, Patricia Domingos – who vowed to liberate Bolzano from the “communism” of northeastern Brazil – came in fourth.
But “of all the water loses imposed on Bolzano on Sunday, the most devastating was in Sao Paulo,” Zosa said.
There, in Brazil’s largest and most economically powerful city, Bolzano’s choice was affected by Celso Russomanno, center-right incumbent Bruno Covas and a rising left-wing star. Gilherm Polos los. On November 29, Kovas and Paul will face off in the second round.
“We have overthrown Bolzano – we have defeated his plan of hatred, backwardness and lies that sought to take root in Sவோo Paulo.” Polos celebrated.
Sao Paulo Governor Jono Doria said: “Democracy has won and Bolsanaro has lost.”
Rio’s unpopular evangelical mayor Marcelo Grivella reached the second round, but lost widely. A newspaper labeled Sunday’s results as “The Bolsanista Breakdown ”.
Elsewhere, there were humiliating defeats or hiccups for other candidates affiliated with Bolzano.
The president’s cousin, Marcos Bolzano, Managed Only 1,340 votes in the bid to become mayor of the city of Japodikapal – 4% of the total.
The president’s ex – wife, Rosaria Bolzano, failed to become a Rio councilor with just 2,033 votes.
Carlos, Paulsonaro’s son, won a second term in Rio’s City Hall, but received 36,000 fewer votes than in the last election, losing the title of Rio’s most-voted councilor to a Socialist.
He will be a councilor in the southern city of Brussels, where he sought to maximize his chances by running under the moniker “Donald Trump Bolzano”. Received just 107 votes – Overall 0.7% – Finished 128th.
Bolzano tried to change the story, saying that his re-election in 2022 had yielded good results and was a “historic defeat” for the Left. But as the new generation of left-wing politicians perform better, analysts say the opposite is true.
There were strong shots from 38-year-old Blos Los, Communist Party candidate Manuela Divila, 39, in Porto Alegre, Labor candidate Marlia Ares, 36, in Recife, and 26-year-old Joao Campos of the Brazilian Socialist Party. Candidate in the same city.
Monica Benazio, 34, Widow of murdered left-wing councilor Marielle Franco, Elected to Rio City Hall To the Socialist and Liberty Party.
“The left was revived on Sunday,” said O’Grobo, a Rio broadcaster.
The election comes at a test time for Bolzano. Trump’s defeat looted his populist plan, a key source of legitimacy, and corruption investigators are reportedly shutting down his two politician sons, and polls show a decline in support in several major cities.
Meanwhile, more than 165,000 Brazilians have been killed by critics of the Kolna virus epidemic, which Bolzano claims has been catastrophically abused. Last week, the Brazilian president dismissed warnings of a “second wave” as a “zipper-jogger”, with hints that the eruption in Brazil was deteriorating again.