Brazilian general election, 1994

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Brazilian general election, 1994
Brazil
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Candidate Fernando Henrique Cardoso Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Enéas Carneiro
Party PSDB PT PRONA
Home state São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo
Running mate Marco Maciel Aloizio Mercadante Roberto Gama
States carried 25 + DF 1 0
Popular vote 34,362,726 17,116,579 4,671,474
Percentage 54.3% 27.0% 7.4%

1994 Brazilian presidential election map (Round 1).svg
Presidential election results map after voting:
Blue denotes states won by Cardoso
Red denotes states won by Lula

President before election

Itamar Franco
PMDB

Elected President

Fernando Henrique Cardoso
PSDB

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General elections were held in Brazil on 3 October 1994.[1] The presidential elections were won by Fernando Henrique Cardoso of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (and also supported by the Liberal Front Party and the Brazilian Labour Party),[2] who received 54.3% of the vote.[3] Cardoso won the election by a margin of 27.3%, the largest in Brazilian history to date, and the first of his two landslide victories. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party remained the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

Results

President

Candidate Party Votes %
Fernando Henrique Cardoso Brazilian Social Democracy Party 34,362,726 54.3
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Workers' Party 17,116,579 27.0
Enéas Carneiro Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order 4,671,474 7.4
Orestes Quércia Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 2,773,497 4.4
Leonel Brizola Democratic Labour Party 2,015,843 3.2
Espiridião Amin Reform Progressive Party 1,739,780 2.7
Carlos Antônio Gomes National Reconstruction Party 387,815 0.6
Hernani Fortuna Social Christian Party 238,257 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 14,638,118
Total 77,944,089 100
Registered voters/turnout 94,743,043 82.3
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 9,287,049 20.3 107 –2
Brazilian Social Democracy Party 6,350,941 13.9 62 +25
Liberal Front Party 5,873,370 12.9 89 +6
Workers' Party 5,859,347 12.8 49 +14
Reform Progressive Party[4] 4,307,878 9.4 52 –12
Democratic Labour Party 3,303,434 7.2 34 –12
Progressive Party[5] 3,169,626 6.9 36 New
Brazilian Labour Party 2,379,773 5.2 31 –3
Liberal Party 1,603,330 3.5 13 –2
Brazilian Socialist Party 995,298 2.2 15 +4
Communist Party of Brazil 567,186 1.2 10 +5
Democratic Social Party 414,933 0.9 3 +1
Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order 308,031 0.7 0 0
Party of National Mobilization 257,018 0.6 4 +3
Socialist People's Party 256,485 0.6 2 –1
Social Christian Party 213,734 0.5 3 –2
Progressive Republican Party 207,307 0.5 1 +1
National Reconstruction Party 184,727 0.4 1 –40
Labour Party of Brazil 39 0.0 0 0
Green Party 154,666 0.4 1 New
United Socialist Workers' Party 0 New
Brazilian Communist Party 0
Brazilian Labour Renewal Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 31,966,623
Total 77,660,795 100 513 +11
Registered voters/turnout 94,743,043 82.0
Source: Nohlen

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p174 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p234
  3. ^ Nohlen, p233
  4. ^ In 1990: Democratic Social Party (8.9%, 42 seats) + Christian Democratic Party (3.0%, 22 seats)
  5. ^ In 1990: Reform Labour Party (1.1%, 5 seats) + Social Labour Party (1.0%, 2 seats)
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