1930 Brazilian general election

General elections were held in Brazil on 1 March 1930.[1] In the presidential elections the result was a victory for Júlio Prestes of the Republican Party of São Paulo, who received 57.7% of the vote.[2]

1930 Brazilian general election

← 1926 1 March 1930 1934 →
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Nominee Júlio Prestes Getúlio Vargas
Party PRP AL
Popular vote 1,091,709 742,794
Percentage 57.7% 39.2%

President before election

Washington Luís

Elected President

Júlio Prestes


Candidate Party Votes %
Júlio Prestes Republican Party of São Paulo 1,091,709 57.7
Getúlio Vargas Liberal Alliance 742,794 39.2
Write in 58,074 3.1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,892,577 100
Source: Nohlen


Prestes never took office as he was overthrown by the Brazilian Revolution on 24 October. The revolution was led by Vargas, an opponent of the oligarchic rule shared between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais (known as the café com leite system). Vargas became President of Brazil, ruling until 1945.


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