Brazilian presidential election, 1969

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Brazilian presidential election, 1969
Brazil
1966 ←
25 October 1969
→ 1974

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Candidate Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Party ARENA
Home state Rio Grande do Sul
Running mate Augusto Rademaker
Electoral vote 293
Percentage 100.00%

President before election

Brazilian Military Junta of 1969
ARENA

Elected President

Emílio Garrastazu Médici
ARENA

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Indirect presidential elections were held in Brazil on 25 October 1969. The elections were the third held under the Brazilian military government, and used an electoral college system.

Background[edit]

The National Congress had been closed since the AI-5, on 19 December 1968. President Artur da Costa e Silva left office on 14 October due to ill health, later dying on 17 December. Vice-President Pedro Aleixo was not allowed to replace Costa e Silva, so the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate were reopened to elect the a President and Vice-President, under the Instituctional Act 16.

Voting[edit]

The candidacies of General Emílio Garrastazu Médici and vice Augusto Rademaker were approved on the National Renewal Alliance Party's national convention on 16 October.[1]

Voting took place in the National Congress on 25 October. There were discourses from Oscar Passos from MDB, Filinto Muller from ARENA and Paulo Brossard from MDB.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Vice-Presidential candidate Party Chamber of Deputies Federal Senate Total
Emílio Garrastazu Médici Augusto Rademaker ARENA 251 42 293
Abstentions 62 14 76
Total 313 56 369
Source: Folha de São Paulo[2]

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