Brazilian presidential election, 1919

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Early presidential elections were held in Brazil on 13 April 1919,[1] following the death of Rodrigues Alves, who had been elected the previous year. The result was a victory for Epitácio Pessoa of the Paraíba's Republican Party (and supported by the Republican Party of São Paulo and the Mineiro Republican Party), who received 71.0% of the vote.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Epitácio Pessoa Paraíba's Republican Party 286,373 71.0
Rui Barbosa Independent 116,414 28.9
Others 528 0.1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 403,315 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p173 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p231