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1982 Brazilian legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Brazil on 15 November 1982.[1] The Democratic Social Party (the successor of the ruling National Renewal Alliance) won 235 of the 479 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 15 of the 25 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 82.8%.[2]

Electoral systemEdit

Due to the growing popularity of the opposition Brazilian Democratic Movement, the ruling National Renewal Alliance Party passed electoral reforms in 1979, replacing the two-party system in place since 1965 with a multi-party system.[3]

ResultsEdit

Chamber of DeputiesEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Social Party 17,775,738 43.2 235 +4
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 17,666,773 43.0 200 +9
Democratic Labour Party 2,394,723 5.8 23 New
Brazilian Labour Party 1,829,055 4.4 13 New
Workers' Party 1,458,719 3.5 8 New
Invalid/blank votes 7,330,871
Total 48,455,879 100 479 +57
Registered voters/turnout 58,871,378 82.3
Source: Nohlen

SenateEdit

Party Votes % Seats
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 18,410,338 43.7 9
Democratic Social Party 17,799,069 42.2 15
Democratic Labour Party 2,496,188 5.9 1
Brazilian Labour Party 1,909,452 4.5 0
Workers' Party 1,538,786 3.6 0
Invalid/blank votes 6,592,970
Total 48,746,803 100 25
Registered voters/turnout 58,871,378 83.4
Source: Nohlen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p173 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p175
  3. ^ Nohlen, p166