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Brazil Presidential election Dates 2018
Brazil Presidential election Date: 7 October 2018
General elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil in October 2018 to elect the President and Vice President, the National Congress, state and Federal District Governors and Vice Governors, state Legislative Assemblies and Federal District Legislative Chamber.
The 2014 elections saw Workers' Party candidate Dilma Rousseff re-elected as President in the second round with 51.6% of the vote, defeating Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party who received 48.4% of the vote. Rousseff had first been elected in the 2010 elections, succeeding her political mentor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was in office from 2003 until 2011.
12 May 2016, the Federal Senate temporarily suspended Rousseff's powers and duties for up to six months or until the Senate reached a verdict: to remove her from office if found guilty or to acquit her from the crimes charged. Vice President Michel Temer, of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, assumed her powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil during the suspension. On 31 August 2016, the Senate voted 61–20 in . OnHowever, on 3 December 2015, impeachment proceedings against Rousseff were officially accepted by the Chamber of Deputiesfavor of impeachment, finding Rousseff guilty of breaking budgetary laws and removing her from office. Vice President Temer succeeded Rousseff as the 37th President of Brazil.
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Electoral system of Brazil
The President and the Vice President of Brazil are elected using the two-round system. Citizens may field their candidacies for the presidency, and participate in the general elections, which are held on the first Sunday in October (in this instance, 7 October 2018).If the most-voted candidate takes more than 50% of the overall vote, he or she is declared elected. If the 50% threshold is not met by any candidate, a second round of voting is held on the last Sunday in October (in this instance, 28 October 2018). In the second round, only the two most-voted candidates from the first round may participate. The winners of the second round are elected President and Vice President of Brazil.
Candidates for Presidential election
Ciro Gomes, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Henrique Meirelles, Vera Lúcia, Jair Bolsonaro, Marina Silva, Álvaro Dias, João Amoêdo, José Maria Eymael, Cabo Daciolo, João Vicente Goulart, Geraldo Alckmin, Guilherme Boulos
Brazil Parties and leaders
Ciro Gomes(PDT), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), Henrique Meirelles(MDB), Vera Lúcia(PSTU), Jair Bolsonaro(PSL), Marina Silva(REDE), Álvaro Dias(PODE), João Amoêdo(NOVO), José Maria Eymael(DC), Cabo Daciolo(PATRI), João Vicente Goulart(PPL), Geraldo Alckmin(PSDB), Guilherme Boulos(PSOL)
Brazil past election results
|Candidate||Running mate||Coalition||First round||Second round|
|Valid Votes||%||Valid Votes||%|
|Dilma Rousseff (PT)||Michel Temer (PMDB)||With the strength of the people||43,267,668||41.59||54,501,119||51.64|
|Aécio Neves (PSDB)||Aloysio Nunes (PSDB)||Change, Brazil||34,897,211||33.55||51,041,155||48.36|
|Marina Silva (PSB)||Beto Albuquerque (PSB)||United for Brazil||22,176,619||21.32|
|Luciana Genro (PSOL)||Jorge Paz (PSOL)||—||1,612,186||1.55|
|Everaldo Pereira (PSC)||Leonardo Gadelha (PSC)||—||780,513||0.75|
|Eduardo Jorge (PV)||Célia Sacramento (PV)||—||630,099||0.61|
|Levy Fidelix (PRTB)||José Alves de Oliveira (PRTB)||—||446,878||0.43|
|Zé Maria (PSTU)||Cláudia Durans (PSTU)||—||91,209||0.09|
|José Maria Eymael (PSDC)||Roberto Lopes (PSDC)||—||61,250||0.06|
|Mauro Iasi (PCB)||Sofia Manzano (PCB)||—||47,845||0.05|
|Rui Costa Pimenta (PCO)||Ricardo Machado (PCO)||—||12,324||0.01|
|Voting age population/turnout||150,803,268||76.34||150,803,268||74.72|