Sunday, October 2, 2016

Brazil's Leftist Parties Hammered In Local Elections

A man uses a biometric reader during municipal elections in Sao Luis, Brazil, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

DW: Brazil's leftist Workers' Party loses control of Sao Paulo in municipal elections

Brazil's leftist Workers' Party has lost badly in Sao Paulo, the country's biggest city, in a vote seen as a preview of the 2018 presidential election. The country is beset by its worst economic crisis since the 1930s.

Brazil's Workers' Party lost control of Sao Paulo city hall in municipal elections on Sunday in a major setback.

With more than 90 percent of the votes tallied, Joao Doria, a millionaire businessman with the centrist Brazilian Social Democrat Party (PSDB), won over 53 percent of the vote, according to official results. He beat out the Workers' Party mayor of Brazil's largest city, Fernando Haddad.

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More News On Brazil's Local Elections

Brazil City Votes a Slap at President, Workers' Party -- AP
Brazil's leftist Workers' Party loses control of Sao Paulo -- AFP
Brazil parties linked to corruption punished in local elections -- Reuters
Thousands of municipal posts up for grabs in Brazil elections -- FOX News/EFE
Rousseff’s Workers’ Party Knocked in Brazil City Elections -- Bloombegr

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