Brazilian general election, 1918

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General elections were held in Brazil on 1 March 1918.[1] The presidential elections were won by former President Rodrigues Alves, who received 99.1% of the vote.[2] However, he died of the Spanish flu in 1919 before he could take office. Vice-President Delfim Moreira became Acting President until fresh elections were held on 13 April 1919.


Candidate Party Votes %
Rodrigues Alves Republican Party of São Paulo 386,467 99.1
Nilo Peçanha Rio Republican Party 1,258 0.3
Rui Barbosa Independent 1,014 0.2
Others 1,392 0.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 390,131 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p173 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p230