The loss of Donald Trump has already resulted in another setback after the smart jaer Bolsonaro – the candidates who have performed disappointingly in the municipal elections.
Sunday’s vote provided the first electoral opportunity for the Brazilian president to gauge the health of the anti-establishment movement, as the populist shock in 2018 was an election victory.
The result, which included a painful defeat Bolsonarista It is a difficult force to suggest the resurgence of candidates in main cities and politicians from mainstream parties.
“The far-flung wave that led Bolsonaro to the presidency turned into a wave in 2020,” political commentator Josia de Souza claimed the amputation of the vote.
Bolsonaro, who yet publicly recognizes the victory of his top international colleague Joe Biden, had endorsed the rightful candidates in six state capitals – four of whom suffered heavy defeats.
In the Amazon city of Manaus, Bolsonaro’s pick, a friend of four-decades named Alfredo Menezes, finished fifth. In Recife, Patricia Domingos – who Bolsonaro swore would rid the north-east of Brazil’s “communism” – came fourth.
In Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third city, Bolsonaro’s candidate, a 23-year-old conservative activist called Bruno Angler, was defeated by Alexandre Kalil, who won more than 63% of the vote.
But Souza claimed that “all the waterloos swept in Bolsonaro on Sunday, the most devastating being in São Paulo”.
There, in Brazil’s largest and most economically powerful city, the likes of Bolsonaro, Celso Rosamano, were routed to the center-right, by a rising counter-clockwise star named Bruno Covas and Guillermal Bouillos. On 29 November, Kovas and the Bulos will face off in the second round.
“We have beaten Bolsonaro – we have defeated his project of hatred, backwardness, and lies that tried to gain roots in the city of São Paulo,” Bulos observed.
São Paulo Governor João Doria claimed: “Democracy has won and Bolsonaro has lost”.
Rio’s unpopular evangelical mayor, Marcello Crivella, reached the second round but is set to lose widely. One newspaper branded Sunday’s results as “The Bolsonarista Damage”.
Elsewhere, there was a humiliating defeat or hiccup for other candidates associated with Bolsonaro.
The president’s cousin, Marcos Bolsonaro, managed only 1,340 votes – 4% of the total – in his bid to become mayor of the city of Jaboticabal.
The president’s former wife, Rogia Bolsonaro, failed to become a Rio councilor by receiving only 2,033 votes.
Bolsonaro’s son, Carlos, won a second term at Rio’s City Hall, but received 36,000 fewer votes than the previous election and lost his title as Rio’s highest-paid councilor for a socialist.
The southern city of Brusak will have one councilor who tried to boost his chances by running under the monster “Donald Trump Bolsonaro”, garnering only 107 votes – 0.7% of the total – finishing 128th.
Bolsonaro tried to shift the narrative, with the results tucked well for his re-election opportunities in 2022 and “a historic defeat” on the left. But analysts said the opposite was true, with the new generation of leftist leaders doing well.
Along with 38-year-old Baulos, 39-year-old Manuela DiVilla, Communist Party candidate in Porto Alegre, Marília Ares, 36, Workers Party candidate in Recife, and 26-year-old João Campos, received strong performances from the Brazilian Socialist Party. Candidates in the same city.
Monica Benisco, the widow of 34-year-old murdered legislator Mariel Franco, was elected to the Socialism and Liberty Party at Rio’s city hall.
“Left rejuvenation took place on Sunday,” Rio broadsheet O Globo reported.
The election comes at a test time for Bolsonaro. Trump’s defeat has robbed his populist project of a major source of legitimacy, corruption investigators are allegedly shutting down the sons of two of his politicians, and showing voting support in several major cities.
Meanwhile, more than 165,000 Brazilians have died due to claims by a coronovirus epidemic critics claim Bolsonaro has caused havoc. Last week, the Brazilian president dismissed the warning of a “second wave” as a “jibber-jagger”, with signs that the Brazilian outbreak was deteriorating again.