Brazilian municipal elections, 2012

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Brazilian municipal elections, 2012
Brazil
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Mayors and councillors of all the 5,568 municipalities of Brazil
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Rui Falcão Valdir Raupp Sérgio Guerra
Party PT PMDB PSDB
Last election 550 mayors 1,193 mayors 787 mayors
Seats won 628 1,025 693
Seat change +78 –168 –94
Popular vote 17,260,000 16,716,000 13,950,000
Percentage 16.79% 16.26% 13.57%

The Brazilian municipal elections of 2012 took place on October 7 and on October 28 (for cities with more than 200,000 voters, where the second round is available).[1] Over 138 million voters chose mayors, deputy mayors and city councillors for the 5,568 municipalities of Brazil.[1][2] These were the first elections in which the recently registered parties Partido da Pátria Livre (PPL) and Partido Social Democrático (PSD) will participate; they were both recognized by the Supreme Electoral Court (Tribunal Superior Eleitoral – TSE) on 2011.[3] Political parties whose candidates wished to run for the 2012 elections had to be registered at the TSE for at least one year before the election date,[1] while candidates also had to be affiliated to a party for the same period of time.[4] Conventions for the selection of candidates within the parties occurred between 10 and 30 June, while the registry of candidates and alliances with the Regional Electoral Courts (Tribunais Regionais Eleitorais – TREs) took place until July 5.[4] Electoral campaign was authorized from the moment a candidacy had been registered. The free electoral program (propaganda eleitoral gratuita) – two daily slots on free-to-air TV and radio for political advertising paid by the Electoral Justice fund – ran weekdays from 21 August until 4 October.[4] According to the current Brazilian electoral law, the two-round system – should the leading candidate receive less than 50% +1 of the votes – is only available for cities with more than 200,000 voters.[1] This includes all state capitals, with the exception of Boa Vista, Roraima and Palmas, Tocantins, plus 59 other municipalities. The free electoral program for the second round ran from 13 October until 26 October.[4]

Below is a list of the cities where the runoff took place (bold denote state capitals). These cities are home to 31 725 967 of the country's total constituency of 140 646 446 registered electors; that is, 22.56% of Brazilian voters went to the polling stations on October 28.

Election results[edit]

The following tables' contents can also be found at the Supreme Electoral Court website.[5]

Mayoral elections[edit]

Mayoral elections, October 7 and October 28
Party number and name Candidates elected in 1st round Candidates elected in 2nd round
25 (DEM) 273 2
65 (PCdoB) 52 3
21 (PCB) 0 0
29 (PCO) 0 0
12 (PDT) 305 3
31 (PHS) 16 0
15 (PMDB) 1014 6
33 (PMN) 43 0
11 (PP) 467 2
54 (PPL) 11 0
23 (PPS) 120 3
22 (PR) 272 1
10 (PRB) 79 1
44 (PRP) 24 0
28 (PRTB) 16 0
40 (PSB) 434 6
20 (PSC) 83 0
55 (PSD) 491 3
45 (PSDB) 699 9
27 (PSDC) 9 0
17 (PSL) 23 0
50 (PSOL) 1 1
16 (PSTU) 0 0
13 (PT) 623 8
70 (PTdoB) 24 0
14 (PTB) 293 0
36 (PTC) 18 1
19 (PTN) 12 0
43 (PV) 94 1

City councillors' elections[edit]

City councillors' elections, October 7
Party number and name Candidates elected
25 (DEM) 3267
65 (PCdoB) 972
21 (PCB) 5
29 (PCO) 0
12 (PDT) 3657
31 (PHS) 547
15 (PMDB) 7944
33 (PMN) 604
11 (PP) 4927
54 (PPL) 177
23 (PPS) 1855
22 (PR) 3175
10 (PRB) 1205
44 (PRP) 579
28 (PRTB) 414
40 (PSB) 3548
20 (PSC) 1462
55 (PSD) 4655
45 (PSDB) 5251
27 (PSDC) 446
17 (PSL) 755
50 (PSOL) 49
16 (PSTU) 2
13 (PT) 5174
70 (PTdoB) 534
14 (PTB) 3572
36 (PTC) 484
19 (PTN) 429
43 (PV) 1575

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rádio Gaúcha. "TSE divulga datas das eleições municipais de 2012". Zero Hora. 8 July 2011.
  2. ^ UOL Eleições. "Eleitorado brasileiro cresce 6%, e supera os 138 milhões; mulheres são maioria". BOL. 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ Murilo Matias. "Novos partidos, PSD e PPL estreiam nas urnas neste ano". Terra. 28 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Eleições de 2012 serão nos dias 7 e 28 de outubro". R7. 29 June 2011.
  5. ^ Supreme Electoral Court of Brazil. "Estatísticas Eleições 2012". TSE website. October 2012.