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    Challenges already mount for Rio's newly re-elected mayor

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    With municipal elections coming to an end in Brazil, Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, handily secured his re-election. Securing more than 60 per cent of the vote, Paes' focus on public transportation projects ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics clearly earned him a lot of support. However, with two of the world's largest sporting events coming to his city, Paes will face major challenges in his second term as deadlines for large-scale construction projects approach. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizonodo reports from Rio de Janeiro.