1891 Brazilian presidential election

Indirect presidential elections were held in Brazil on 25 February 1891. They were the first presidential elections in the country following the overthrow of the monarchy, with the president and vice president elected by members of Congress. Under the constitution promulgated by Congress on 24 February 1891, the election was held the following day and the winners took office on 26 February.

1891 Brazilian presidential election

February 1891 1894 →
Presidential election
  Deodoro da Fonseca (1889) (cropped).jpg Prudentedemorais (cropped).jpg
Candidate Deodoro da Fonseca Prudente de Morais
Electoral vote 129 97
Percentage 55.60% 41.81%

President before election

Deodoro da Fonseca (Provisional)
Nonpartisan

Elected President

Deodoro da Fonseca
Nonpartisan

Vice-Presidential election
  Floriano Peixoto (1891) (Cropped).jpg Almirante Eduardo Wandenkolk.jpg
Candidate Floriano Peixoto Eduardo Wandenkolk
Electoral vote 153 57
Percentage 65.95% 24.57%

Vice president before election

None
Nopartisan

Elected Vice president

Floriano Peixoto
Nonpartisan

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca (who had been Head of the Provisional Government since November 15, 1889, when the monarchy was overthrown) was elected president, while Floriano Vieira Peixoto was elected vice president.[1]

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

CandidateVotes%
Deodoro da Fonseca12955.60
Prudente de Morais9741.81
Floriano Peixoto31.29
Saldanha Marinho20.86
José Higino Duarte Pereira10.43
Total232100.00
Valid votes23299.15
Invalid/blank votes20.85
Total votes234100.00
Registered voters/turnout26887.31
Source: Prefeitura de Marechal Deodoro

Vice PresidentEdit

CandidateVotes%
Floriano Vieira Peixoto15365.95
Eduardo Wandenkolk5724.57
Prudente de Morais125.17
Coronel Piragibe52.16
José de Almeida Barreto41.72
Custódio de Mello10.43
Total232100.00
Valid votes23299.15
Invalid/blank votes20.85
Total votes234100.00
Registered voters/turnout26887.31
Source: Migalhas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O Congresso Nacional Constituinte de 1890 Prefeitura de Marechal Deodoro