2018 Brazilian general election facts for kids(Redirected from Brazilian general election, 2018)
The first round of the presidential election was held on 7 October 2018. Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote with Fernando Haddad winning 29.3%. Since no candidate won more than 50% of the vote, a second round was held on 28 October 2018 with Bolsonaro being elected President.
The 2014 elections Dilma Rousseff re-elected as President in the second round with 51.6% of the vote.
However, on 3 December 2015, impeachment process against Rousseff were officially accepted by the Chamber of Deputies. Vice President Michel Temer, of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, became Acting President of Brazil. On 31 August 2016, the Senate voted 61–20 in favor of impeachment, finding Rousseff guilty of breaking budgetary laws and removing her from office. Vice President Temer replaced Rousseff as the 37th President of Brazil.
Even though current President Temer said he would not run, he received an eight-year ban from holding office on 2 June 2016 for violating election laws.
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said he would run for the presidency again, but was arrested for money laundering and found guilty. On August 1, 2018, the Higher Electoral Court Minister, Luiz Fux, confirmed the decision that the former president Lula is ineligible to run for elections in 2018.
The following candidates advanced to the second round as they were placed in the top two candidates following the voting:
Defeated in first round
The following candidates were eliminated in the first round of the election as they were placed third or lower in the final votes:
|Jair Bolsonaro||PSL||Hamilton Mourão||PRTB||53,967,344||55.6|
|Fernando Haddad||PT||Manuela d'Ávila||PCdoB||43,047,628||44.4|
|Jair Bolsonaro||Social Liberal Party||Hamilton Mourão||Brazilian Labour Renewal Party||49,184,240||46.1|
|Fernando Haddad||Workers' Party||Manuela d'Ávila||Communist Party of Brazil||31,058,828||29.1|
|Ciro Gomes||Democratic Labor Party||Kátia Abreu||Democratic Labor Party||13,311,642||12.5|
|Geraldo Alckmin||Brazilian Social Democracy Party||Ana Amélia||Progressistas||5,083,445||4.8|
|João Amoêdo||New Party||Christian Lohbauer||New Party||2,676,840||2.5|
|Cabo Daciolo||Patriota||Suelene Balduino||Patriota||1,343,944||1.3|
|Henrique Meirelles||Brazilian Democratic Movement||Germano Rigotto||Brazilian Democratic Movement||1,284,796||1.2|
|Marina Silva||Sustainability Network||Eduardo Jorge||Green Party||1,066,893||1.0|
|Álvaro Dias||Podemos||Paulo Rabello de Castro||Social Christian Party||858,693||0.8|
|Guilherme Boulos||Socialism and Liberty Party||Sônia Guajajara||Socialism and Liberty Party||615,924||0.6|
|Vera Lúcia||United Socialist Workers' Party||Hertz Dias||United Socialist Workers' Party||55,620||0.1|
|José Maria Eymael||Christian Democracy||Hélvio Costa||Christian Democracy||41,615||0.1|
|João Vicente Goulart||Free Homeland Party||Léo Dias||Free Homeland Party||30,081||0.1|
|Source: TSE via Reuters|
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