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Every Single Fake Bolsonaro Was Defeated in Brazilian Elections

  • Over 70 candidates added ‘Bolsonaro’ to their ballot names
  • Brazilians elected over 5,500 mayors, 57,000 city councilors
Jair Bolsonaro after voting during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, on Nov. 15. 

Jair Bolsonaro after voting during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, on Nov. 15. 

Photographer: Luis Alvarenga/Getty Images

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro gave his namesakes no upper hand during Sunday’s municipal elections.

More than 70 candidates had spontaneously added “Bolsonaro” to their ballot names as they sought to ride on the coattails of the controversial yet popular far-right leader. But in a sign of just how limited the president’s popularity may be, none scored enough votes to get elected.