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Lula is the biggest kingmaker in Brazil’s Northeast

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For months, polls for the governor’s race in Bahia, the largest state in Brazil’s Northeast region, suggested that ACM Neto would cruise to a first-round landslide. A win for the former mayor of state capital Salvador would mean the return of the Magalhães clan to the helm of a state it dominated for decades.

But one poll suggests Jerônimo Rodrigues, the state’s former education secretary running for the Workers’ Party, should be the one preparing his victory party. An electoral reading published on Thursday by Atlas Intel puts Mr. Rodrigues 8 points ahead of Mr. Neto with a 48-40 lead.

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