Businessman and Vice Mayor Ricardo Nunes has replaced the late Bruno Covas as official mayor of Sao Paulo, despite holding that position temporarily since Covas retired on May 2 for cancer treatment.
Following Covas’s death that Sunday, the Brazilian Democratic Movement’s (MDB) appointment of Nunes as a new city council became official. So Sao Paulo is returning after almost four decades, ruled by a member of this formation, reports the Brazilian media G1.
Nunes, affiliated with the business association Zona Sur de Sao Paulo and the Catholic Church, was elected deputy mayor in the candidacy of Brunos Covas in 2020 and was a council member in two previous terms.
Among his actions as a councilor, his defense for the 2015 ban, as a member of the House Finance Committee, stands out from mentioning mentions such as gender in the Sao Paulo urban education plan.
During his first tenure as a city councilor in the Brazilian city, Nunes declared official mourning for the death of Covas, of which he was a collaborator, for seven days.
Regarding his mandate, which will end in 2024, he assured this Monday that he would continue the management carried out by his predecessor, “condemn radicalism in politics”, both “left and right” and “defend dialogue and democracy” unconditionally “.
“Bruno Covas administers it (the government of Sao Paulo), there is no change. When we won the elections on November 29th, the dialogues started to form the government which started on January 1st, 2021. And I took with Bruno on the composition “.
“So it is a government that we have run together under the leadership of Bruno in the form of his thinking, and there is no reason not to continue,” he added in a vaccination record against COVID-19 in pregnant women.