Brazilian presidential election, 1978

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Brazilian presidential election, 1978
Brazil
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January 15, 1978
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  Figueiredo.jpg
Candidate João Figueiredo Euler Bentes Moreiro
Party ARENA MDB
Home state Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
Running mate Aureliano Chaves Paulo Brossard
Electoral vote 355 226
Percentage 61.10% 39.90%

President before election

Ernesto Geisel
ARENA

Elected President

João Figueiredo
ARENA

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The Brazilian presidential election was held in 1978, through a electoral college system. The opposition's party, Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), chose a "anti-candidate", to fill the spot and denounce the restrict democracy. The MDB chose General Euler Bentes Monteiro, to run the elections against João Figueiredo, from the National Renewal Alliance Party. João Figueiredo won with 355 votes against 226 votes for Euler Monteiro.[1]

Results[edit]

Candidate Running-mate (Vice-president candidate) Party Votes %
João Figueiredo Aureliano Chaves National Renewal Alliance Party 355 61.1
Euler Bentes Monteiro Paulo Brossard Brazilian Democratic Movement 226 39.9
Total 581 100
Source: Folha de São Paulo[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ARENA dá a vitória a Figueiredo" [ARENA gives victory to Figueiredo]. Folha de São Paulo (in Portuguese) (São Paulo). Folha. 16 January 1978. p. 4.