Brazilian legislative election, 1947

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Parliamentary elections were held in Brazil on 19 January 1947.[1] The elections were for 19 vacant seats in the Chamber of Deputies, one additional Senator for each state (except Santa Catarina, which elected two),[2] and for all state Governors and legislatures.

The elections were most notable for the continued growth of the Brazilian Communist Party, which won nearly 10% of the vote in the state elections, becoming the third party in the state of São Paulo (ahead of the UDN) and the single largest party in the federal capital, Rio de Janeiro. The PCB's growing success and its unpopularity amongst the ruling elite led to the party being banned later in 1947 by President Eurico Gaspar Dutra.

Results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 828,720 39.7% 11
  National Democratic Union (UDN) 677,374 32.4% 4
  Progressive Social Party (PSP) 309,531 14.8% 1
  Brazilian Labour Party (PTB) 603,500 12.6% 1
  Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) 4,167 0.2% 0
  Party of Popular Representation (PRP) 3,915 0.2% 0
  Others 1,221 0.1% 0
Total 2,088,302 100% 19

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Social Democratic Party 1,964,779 32.8 10
National Democratic Union 1,040,902 17.4 4
Brazilian Labour Party 776,866 13.0 1
Social Progressive Party 678,958 11.3 1
Brazilian Communist Party 151,182 2.5 0
Brazilian Proletarian Party 72,031 1.2 1
Progressive Renewal Party 65,395 1.1 0
Democratic Left 58,901 1.0 0
Republican Party 35,106 0.6 0
Christian Democratic Party 20,840 0.3 0
Others 984,077 16.4 0
Independents 144,751 2.4 0
Coalitions 5
Invalid/blank votes 614,184
Total 6,607,972 100 22
Registered voters/turnout 7,710,504 85.7
Source: Nohlen

State Assemblies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 1,660,401 31.97% 360
  National Democratic Union (UDN) 1,235,928 23.79% 250
  Brazilian Labour Party (PTB) 730,908 14.07% 94
  Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) 479,024 9.22% 64
  Republican Party (PR) 381,549 7.35% 53
  Progressive Social Party (PSP) 232,341 4.47% 26
  Party of Popular Representation (PRP) 158,886 3.06% 16
  National Labor Party (PTN) 77,707 1.50% 6
  Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 70,864 1.36% 5
  Liberator Party (PL) 57,341 1.10% 5
  Others 109,918 2.12% 26
Total 5,194,230 100.00% 905

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p173 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p210