Brazilian legislative election, 1982
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Parliamentary elections were held in Brazil on 15 November 1982. The Democratic Social Party (the successor of the ruling National Renewal Alliance) won 235 of the 479 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 15 of the 25 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 82.8%.
Due to the growing popularity of the opposition Brazilian Democratic Movement, the ruling National Renewal Alliance Party passed electoral reforms in 1979, replacing the two-party system in place since 1965 with a multi-party system.
Chamber of Deputies
|Democratic Social Party||17,775,738||43.2||235||+4|
|Brazilian Democratic Movement Party||17,666,773||43.0||200||+9|
|Democratic Labour Party||2,394,723||5.8||23||New|
|Brazilian Labour Party||1,829,055||4.4||13||New|
|Brazilian Democratic Movement Party||18,410,338||43.7||9|
|Democratic Social Party||17,799,069||42.2||15|
|Democratic Labour Party||2,496,188||5.9||1|
|Brazilian Labour Party||1,909,452||4.5||0|