Covas will Face Boulos in the 2nd Round of Mayoral Elections in São Paulo; Election Counting Faced an Unprecedented Delay

Homeless leader beats France and Russomanno, Bolsonaro's candidate

Guilherme Boulos (PSOL) will face Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB) in the second round of the municipal election in São Paulo. The homeless movement activist, who was in a technical tie with Márcio França (PSB) and Celso Russomanno (Republicans) in Datafolha's latest poll, confirmed the upward curve of his campaign and the electorate's rejection of Jair Bolsonaro. The president's allies, like Russomanno, lost badly.

A esq. Retrato do candidato Guilherme Boulos (PSOL) com sua mascara; a dir. Retrato de Bruno Covas (PSDB) de mascara
Guilherme Boulos (PSOL) and Bruno Covas (PSDB) - Eduardo Knapp/Folhapress

In addition to sanitary and pandemic remoteness measures, the election suffered technological problems. The totalization of votes suffered an unprecedented delay.

Abstention was the highest in 20 years. It reached 29.3% in São Paulo.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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