Sao Paulo, Rio up for grabs as Brazilians vote in local election run-offs

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    Brazil’s biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, began electing their next mayors Sunday as the country held municipal run-offs, the last polls before far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is up for re-election in 2022.

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