Brazilian presidential election, 1960

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Brazilian presidential election, 1960

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Nominee Jânio Quadros Henrique Teixeira Lott
Electoral vote 5,636,323 3,846,825
Percentage 48.3% 32.9%

President before election

Juscelino Kubitschek

Elected President

Jânio Quadros

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Presidential elections were held in Brazil on 3 October 1960.[1] Jânio Quadros of the National Labor Party, helming a coalition of the PTN, the National Democratic Union and the Christian Democratic Party, won a sweeping victory, taking 48.3% of the vote. Voter turnout was 81.0%.[2]

Quadros' victory was the largest in Brazilian history at the time; the 15.6 percent margin of victory would remain a record until Fernando Henrique Cardoso won by 27 points in 1994. His victory marked the first time in 31 years that the presidency had not been won by an heir to the legacy of Getúlio Vargas.

This would be the last free presidential election held in Brazil until 1985.



Candidate Party Votes %
Jânio Quadros PTNUDNPDC 5,636,323 48.3
Henrique Teixeira Lott PSDPTB 3,846,825 32.9
Adhemar de Barros Social Progressive Party 2,195,709 18.8
Invalid/blank votes 907,197
Total 12,586,354 100
Registered voters/turnout 15,543,332 81.0
Source: Nohlen


Candidate Party Votes %
João Goulart PSDPTBPSTPSBPRT 4,547,010 36.1
Milton Campos UDNPRPLPTN 4,237,719 33.7
Fernando Ferrari MTR–PDC 2,137,382 17.0
Invalid/blank votes 1,664,243
Total 12,586,354 100
Registered voters/turnout 15,543,332 81.0


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p173 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p232