Brazilian presidential election, 1969

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Brazilian presidential election, 1969
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Candidate Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Home state Rio Grande do Sul
Running mate Augusto Rademaker
Electoral vote 293
Percentage 100.00%

President before election

Brazilian Military Junta of 1969

Elected President

Emílio Garrastazu Médici

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Indirect presidential elections were held in Brazil on 25 October 1969. The elections were the third held under the Brazilian military government, and used an electoral college system.


The National Congress had been closed since the AI-5, on 19 December 1968. President Artur da Costa e Silva left office on 14 October due to ill health, later dying on 17 December. Vice-President Pedro Aleixo was not allowed to replace Costa e Silva, so the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate were reopened to elect the a President and Vice-President, under the Instituctional Act 16.


The candidacies of General Emílio Garrastazu Médici and vice Augusto Rademaker were approved on the National Renewal Alliance Party's national convention on 16 October.[1]

Voting took place in the National Congress on 25 October. There were discourses from Oscar Passos from MDB, Filinto Muller from ARENA and Paulo Brossard from MDB.[2]


Candidate Vice-Presidential candidate Party Chamber of Deputies Federal Senate Total
Emílio Garrastazu Médici Augusto Rademaker ARENA 251 42 293
Abstentions 62 14 76
Total 313 56 369
Source: Folha de S.Paulo[2]


  1. ^ "A ARENA indica Medici e Rademaker" [The ARENA indicates Medici and Rademaker]. Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). São Paulo. Folha. 17 October 1969. p. 1. 
  2. ^ a b "Medici, já presidente, pede voto de confiança ao povo brasileiro" [Medici, already president, asks for a trust vote from population]. Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). São Paulo. Folha. 26 October 1969. p. 1.