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Brazilian municipal elections to determine Rio mayor in advance of 2016 Olympics

Meanwhile, in Brazil, several cities will vote in mayoral elections.

Notably, Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro will select the mayor that will guide the city through the 2016 Summer Games.  Incumbent Eduardo Paes, who has been mayor since 2008, is facing a strong challenge from Marcelo Freixo.

I’ll have some additional thoughts later when we have results from that election as well.