Brazilian municipal elections, 2008

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The Brazilian municipal elections of 2008 were held on October 5 and October 26.[1] Over 130 million voters will choose mayors and city councillors for the 5,565 municipalities of Brazil.[2]

Brazilian law allows candidates to run under ballot names different from their legal names. At least six candidates have chosen the ballot name "Barack Obama" [3] and some entrepreneurs use ballot names that make reference to their business.[4]

Mayoral elections results[edit]

Municipality Result Winner party
Aracaju (SE) Edvaldo Nogueira re-elected PC do B
Belford Roxo (RJ) Alcides Rolim elected PT
Belo Horizonte (MG) Run-off between Márcio Lacerda and Leonardo Quintão PSB and PMDB
Blumenau (SC) João Paulo Kleinübing re-elected DEM
Campina Grande (PB) Run-off between Veneziano[disambiguation needed] and Rômulo Gouveia PMDB and PSDB
Campinas (SP) Hélio de Oliveira Santos re-elected PDT
Campo Grande (MS) Nelsinho Trad re-elected PMDB
Campos (RJ) Rosinha Garotinho elected PMDB
Caxias do Sul (RS) José Ivo Sartori re-elected PMDB
Cuiabá (MT) Run-off between Wilson Santos and Mauro Mendes PSDB and PR
Curitiba (PR) Beto Richa re-elected PSDB
Duque de Caxias (RJ) Zito elected PSDB
Florianópolis (SC) Run-off between Dário Berger and Esperidião Amin PMDB and PP
Franca (SP) Sidnei Rocha re-elected PSDB
Goiânia (GO) Íris Resende re-elected PMDB
Fortaleza (CE) Luizianne Lins re-elected PT
Jaboatão dos Guararapes (PE) Elias Gomes elected PSDB
João Pessoa (PB) Ricardo Coutinho re-elected PSB
Joinville (SC) Run-off between Carlito Merss and Darci de Matos PT and DEM
Juiz de Fora (MG) Run-off between Margarida and Custódio Mattos PT and PSDB
Londrina (PR) Run-off between Antônio Belinati and Hauly PP and PSDB
Macapá (AM) Run-off between Camilo Capiberibe and Roberto Góes PSB and PDT
Maceió (AL) Cícero Almeida re-elected PP
Manaus (AM) Run-off between Amazonino Mendes and Serafim Correa PTB and PSB
Maringá (PR) Sílvio Barros re-elected PP
Natal (RN) Micarla de Sousa elected PV
Niterói (RJ) Jorge Roberto Silveira elected PDT
Olinda (PE) Renildo Calheiros elected PC do B
Pelotas (RS) Run-off between Fernando Marroni and Fetter Junior PT and PP
Petrópolis (RJ) Run-off between Paulo Mustrangi and Ronaldo Medeiros PT and PSB
Piracicaba (SP) Barjas Negri re-elected PSDB
Ponta Grossa (PR) Run-off between Wosgrau and Sandro Alex PSDB and PPS
Porto Alegre (RS) Run-off between José Fogaça and Maria do Rosário PMDB and PT
Porto Velho (RO) Roberto Sobrinho re-elected PT
Recife (PE) João da Costa elected PT
Ribeirão Preto (SP) Dárcy Vera elected DEM
Rio Branco (AC) Raimundo Angelim re-elected PT
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Run-off between Eduardo Paes and Fernando Gabeira PMDB and PV
Salvador (BA) Run-off between João Henrique and Walter Pinheiro PMDB and PT
São Bernardo do Campo (SP) Run-off between Luiz Marinho and Orlando Morando PT and PSDB
São Gonçalo (RJ) Aparecida Panisset re-elected PDT
São José (SC) Djalma Berger elected PSB
São Luís (MA) Run-off between João Castelo and Flávio Dino PSDB and PC do B
São Paulo (SP) Run-off between Gilberto Kassab and Marta Suplicy DEM and PT
Teresina (PI) Sílvio Mendes re-elected PSDB
Uberaba (MG) Anderson Adauto re-elected PMDB
Uberlândia (MG) Odelmo Leão re-elected PP
Vitória (ES) João Coser re-elected PT
Volta Redonda (RJ) Antônio Francisco Neto elected PMDB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections calendar" (in Portuguese). Tribunal Regional Eleitoral de São Paulo. 
  2. ^ "Elections statistics" (in Portuguese). Tribunal Superior Eleitoral. 
  3. ^ Tom Phillips (2008-09-15). "Now for Brazil's Barack Obamas - all six of them". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Rodrigo Bertolotto (2008-09-26). ""Candidato-empresa" aproveita eleição e promove sua firma" (in Portuguese). UOL Notícias.