The electoral magic of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva did it again: the country’s major financial and industrial hub, the city of Sao Paulo only a few weeks ago was turning its back on the ruling Workers party at the municipal elections, but is now to his feet probably with a landslide victory.
Fifty large Brazilian cities will be holding a run off at the end of the month following on Sunday’s results of the municipal elections when the ruling Workers Party and the opposition Brazilian Social Democracy Party, PSDB, confirmed their leaderships.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has been re-elected with an overwhelming majority in the first round of Brazil's municipal elections. Paes from the centrist Democratic Movement Party will be in charge when Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff joined her mentor Lula da Silva in a political rally in support of the Workers Party candidate for mayor of the city of Sao Paulo in next Sunday’s municipal elections when 140 million Brazilians are registered to vote.