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Weekly Report - 07 January 2021 (WR-21-01)

​BRAZIL: New mayors face big challenges

On 1 January, new and re-elected mayors were sworn in across Brazil for a four-year term. The swearing-in ceremonies provided little opportunity for celebration, however. With the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continuing to wreak havoc across the country, a subdued economic outlook, and no clear plan to vaccinate the Brazilian population against Covid-19, the new local leaders face a plethora of challenges and difficult decisions in the first months of their mandate.   

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