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In 2006, Brazil held general elections in two rounds. The first one occurred on October 1, in which eligible voters chose the president of the country and the governors of the 26 states and of the Federal District. They also chose all members of the Chamber of Deputies and all members of the Legislative Assemblies of the 26 states and of the Federal District, as well as one third of the Federal Senate. Brazils bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. ... In its present configuration, the Brazilian Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is a federal legislative body and the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil. ... The Chamber of Deputies of Brazil (Portuguese: Câmara dos Deputados) is a federal legislative body and the lower house of the National Congress of Brazil. ... The cabinet of Brazil, called ministério, is the executive branch of the brazilian government. ... Brazilian Presidential Standard The first president of Brazil was Deodoro da Fonseca, who proclaimed the republic in a military coup detât against the Emperor Dom Pedro II. Since then, Brazil had six constitutions, two dictatorships and three democratic periods. ... Category: ... The Chief of Staff (Portuguese: Chefe da Casa Civil) is the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of Brazil, and a senior aide to the President. ... The Supreme Federal Tribunal (in Portuguese Supremo Tribunal Federal, or simply STF) is the highest court of law of the Federative Republic of Brazil. ... This article lists political parties in Brazil. ... Brazil elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... This is a list of the current governors of the States of Brazil. ... There are serious issues in regard to abuses of human rights in Brazil. ... Traditionally, Brazil has been a leader in the inter-American community and has played an important role in collective security efforts, as well as in economic cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brazilian Presidential Standard The first president of Brazil was Deodoro da Fonseca, who proclaimed the republic in a military coup detât against the Emperor Dom Pedro II. Since then, Brazil had six constitutions, two dictatorships and three democratic periods. ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ... The Chamber of Deputies of Brazil (Portuguese: Câmara dos Deputados) is a federal legislative body and the lower house of the National Congress of Brazil. ... In its present configuration, the Brazilian Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is a federal legislative body and the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil. ...


After no majority was secured by either presidential candidate, a second round was held on October 29 between incumbent Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his challenger, Geraldo Alckmin. In addition, a run-off occurred in 10 states where no gubernatorial candidate had achieved a majority. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Geraldo Alckmin Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin (born in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, November 7, 1952) is a Brazilian politician and former governor of São Paulo. ...


Lula emerged victorious from the run-off with over 60% of the votes and secured a new four-year term.[1].

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President

In the first round, presidential candidates included, in no particular order:

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Results

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Summary of the 1 October and 29 October 2006 Brazil presidential election results
Candidates Votes % 1st round Votes % 2nd round
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT, PC do B, PRB, PL, PSB, PP) 46,662,365 48.61 58,295,042 60.83
Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB, PFL, PPS) 39,968,369 41.64 37,543,178 39.17
Heloísa Helena (P-SOL, PSTU, PCB) 6,575,393 6.85 - -
Cristovam Buarque (PDT) 2,538,844 2.64 - -
Ana Maria Rangel (PRP) 126,404 0.13 - -
José Maria Eymael (PSDC) 63,294 0.07 - -
Luciano Bivar (PSL) 62,064 0.06 - -
Total (turnout 83.2 and ) 95,996,733 100.00 95,838,220 100.00
Notes: party of the candidate, supporting parties, unofficial supporting parties
Source: Justiça Eleitoral

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Chamber of Deputies and Federal Senate

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One third of the Senate was up for election in 2006 (one senator for each of the 26 States and one for the Federal District). Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ...

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Summary of the 1 October 2006 National Congress of Brazil election results
Parties Chamber of Deputies Federal Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Total seats elected in 2006
Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) 13,989,859 15.0 83 16,222,159 19.2 11 2
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro) 13,580,517 14.6 89 10,148,024 12.0 15 4
Brazilian Social Democracy Party (Partido da Social-Democracia Brasileira) 12,691,043 13.6 65 10,547,778 12.5 15 5
Liberal Front Party (Partido da Frente Liberal) 10,182,308 10.9 65 21,653,812 25.7 18 6
Progressive Party (Partido Progresista) 6,662,309 7.1 42 4,228,431 5.0 1 1
Brazilian Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Brasileiro) 5,732,464 6.2 27 2,143,355 2.5 3 1
Democratic Labour Party (Partido Democrático Trabalhista) 4,854,017 5.2 24 5,023,041 6.0 5 1
Brazilian Labour Party (Partido Trabalhista Brasileiro) 4,397,743 4.7 22 2,676,469 3.2 4 3
Liberal Party (Partido Liberal) 4,074,618 4.4 23 696,501 0.8 3 1
Socialist People's Party (Partido Popular Socialista) 3,630,462 3.9 21 1,232,571 1.5 1 1
Green Party (Partido Verde) 3,368,561 3.6 13 1,425,765 1.7 0 0
Communist Party of Brazil (Partido Comunista do Brasil) 1,982,323 2.1 13 6,364,019 7.5 2 1
Christian Social Party (Partido Social Cristão) 1,747,863 1.9 9 131,548 0.2 0 0
Socialism and Freedom Party (Partido Socialismo e Libertade) 1,149,619 1.2 3 351,527 0.4 0 0
Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (Partido de Reedificação da Ordem Nacional) 907,494 1.0 2 69,640 0.1 0 0
Party of National Mobilization (Partido da Mobilização Nacional) 875,686 0.9 3 12,925 0.0 0 0
Christian Labour Party (Partido Trabalhista Cristão) 806,662 0.9 4 39,690 0.0 0 0
Humanist Party of Solidarity (Partido Humanista da Solidariedade) 435,328 0.5 2 24,940 0.0 0 0
Christian Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrata Cristão) 354,217 0.4 0 53,025 0.1 0 0
Labour Party of Brazil (Partido Trabalhista do Brasil) 311,833 0.3 1 69,923 0.1 0 0
Party of the Nation's Retirees (Partido dos Aposentados da Nação) 264,682 0.3 1 2,969 0.0 0 0
Brazilian Republican Party (Partido Republicano Brasileiro) 244,059 0.3 1 264,155 0.3 2 0
Republican Progressive Party (Partido Republicano Progresista) 233,497 0.3 0 12,954 0.0 0 0
Social Liberal Party (Partido Social Liberal) 190,793 0.2 0 46,542 0.0 0 0
Brazilian Labour Renewal Party (Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro) 171,908 0.2 0 644,111 0.8 1 1
National Labour Party (Partido Trabalhista) 149,809 0.2 0 11,063 0.0 0 0
United Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista dos Trabalhadores Unificado) 101,307 0.1 0 196,636 0.2 0 0
Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro) 64,766 0.1 0 62,756 0.1 0 0
Workers Cause Party (Partido da Causa Operária) 29,083 0.0 0 27,476 0.0 0 0
Total (turnout 83.3) 93,184,830 100 513 84,383,805 100 81 27
Source: Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Brazil, Official Federal Senate website for continuing senators.

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State-level Elections

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Gubernatorial

State-level elections in 2006 will include gubernatorial races in all States and in the Federal District. Like the presidential race, a state election is taken in two rounds if no candidates attains an absolute majority of the valid votes in the first round. The conventions of all parties took place in the first semester of 2006 and all the candidates holding executive posts (except governors) had to resign by April 2 to be legally able to run. Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ...


Details by State (Alphabetical Order)

Minas Gerais
Main article: Minas Gerais State Elections, 2006
  • Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)- Supported by the same 2002's electors Aécio Neves is the main candidate to the government of the state. He has a lot of influence in the party and is probably the virtual candidate for presidency in 2010. According to speculation, he will be reelected with overwhelming support (over 70%).
  • Workers' Party (PT) - Supported by the federal government, Nilmário Miranda was chosen by the PT to compete for control of the second state of the country. Nilmário had also lost the Elections in 2002 when Aécio Neves was elected. However, he is not one of the main figures in the party. He is also supported by the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB).

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Paraná
Main article: Paraná State Elections, 2006

The main candidates are: Flag of Paraná See other Brazilian States Capital Curitiba Largest City Curitiba Area 199,544 km² Population   - Total   - Density 9,150,000 48 inh. ...

  • Governor Roberto Requião (PMDB) is the favourite to win. The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, deputy Hermas Brandão, from PSDB, will be his running mate.
  • Senator Osmar Dias (PDT) is the main opposition candidate. His running mate is Derli Antônio Donin (PP).
  • Senator Flávio Arns (PT) is president Lula's candidate. Vitor Burko, from PL, will be his running mate.
  • Rubens Bueno (PPS) wiil be supported by PFL.

There are seven other candidates: Ana Lúcia Catarino Branco (PRTB), Antonio Jorge Melo Viana (PV), Antonio Roberto Filho (PSL), Ivo José de Oliveira de Souza (PCO), Jorge Luiz de Paula Martins (PRP), Luiz Adão Marques (PSDC) and Luiz Felipe Bergmann (PSOL).


Rio Grande do Sul

Most major parties have launched gubernatorial candidates in Rio Grande do Sul: Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Most major parties launched gubernatorial candidates for the 2006 elections in Rio Grande do Sul: PMDB: Incumbent governor Germano Rigotto in coalition with the PTB, which provided vice-gubernatorial candidate Sonia Santos. ...

  • PMDB: Incumbent governor Germano Rigotto in coalition with the PTB, which provided vice-gubernatorial candidate Sonia Santos
  • PT: Former governor and Minister for the Cities Olívio Dutra in coalition with PC do B, which provided as vice-gubernatorial candidate the state deputy Jussara Cony
  • PSDB: Federal deputy and former Minister of Planning Yeda Crusius, in coalition with PPS, PFL and many smaller parties
  • PDT: Federal deputy and former governor Alceu Collares
  • PP: Former Minister for the Agriculture Francisco Turra
  • Other parties to field candidates include PSOL, PSB, PCO, and PV.

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Santa Catarina
Main article: Santa Catarina State Elections, 2006

The main candidates are: Flag of Santa Catarina See other Brazilian States Capital Florianópolis Largest City Joinville Area 95,442. ...

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São Paulo
Main article: São Paulo State Elections, 2006

The main candidates are: Flag of São Paulo See other Brazilian States Capital São Paulo Largest City São Paulo Area 248,176. ... The São Paulo state elections of 2006 was held along with Brazilian general elections, on October 1 and on October 29, 2006. ...

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Legislative Assemblies

State elections in 2006 will include elections to the unicameral Legislative Assemblies in all States and to the unicameral Legislative Chamber of the Federal District.


Campaign (National Elections)

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President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) ran for reelection [1], but he did not confirm his candidacy until June 2006. This was regarded as a cautious move in case something major happened on the political spectrum that could harm his candidacy, especially regarding the 2005 political scandal, still under investigation. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


At the end of 2005, several names were regarded in the PSDB as potential candidates for the presidential elections, such as former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, senator Tasso Jereissati, Minas Gerais governor Aécio Neves, São Paulo (state) governor Geraldo Alckmin and São Paulo (city) mayor José Serra. By the beginning of 2006, Alckmin and Serra were considered the only two actual potential candidates, and the other three would choose between them (or determine a way by which the choice would be made). Geraldo Alckmin was the chosen candidate, whereas Serra is running for governor of São Paulo. Fernando Henrique Cardoso (born June 18, 1931) was the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil for two terms from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003. ... Flag of Minas Gerais See other Brazilian States Capital Belo Horizonte Largest City Belo Horizonte Area 586,528. ... Minas Gerais Governor Aécio Neves is one of the youngest among Brazilian state governors Aécio Neves da Cunha (pron. ... Flag of São Paulo See other Brazilian States Capital São Paulo Largest City São Paulo Area 248,176. ... Geraldo Alckmin Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin (born in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, November 7, 1952) is a Brazilian politician and former governor of São Paulo. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... José Serra in speech after being elected mayor in 2004. ... Geraldo Alckmin Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin (born in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, November 7, 1952) is a Brazilian politician and former governor of São Paulo. ...


The PFL was planning the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro mayor César Maia. Another possibility was to appoint the vice-president nominee for PSDB presidential candidate. Maia initially said he would agree with the latter only if the presidential candidate was José Serra, but later accepted the possibility of the party appointing a name to run with Geraldo Alckmin, which was eventually senator José Jorge. Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ...


In the PMDB there was division. Some, including party president Michel Temer, wanted the party to have a candidate of its own for the presidential race, and scheduled primaries within the party, with two prospective candidates: former Rio de Janeiro governor Anthony Garotinho and Rio Grande do Sul governor Germano Rigotto. Another section of the party, though, wished to ally with president Lula and appoint the vice-president nominee to run with him. This "governist part" of the party was headed by senators Renan Calheiros and José Sarney. There was also a third possibility of making an alliance with PSDB. Ironically, the PMDB decided not to take any part whatsoever in the presidential elections and became free to make any coalition in the states. Flag of Rio de Janeiro See other Brazilian States Capital Rio de Janeiro Largest City Rio de Janeiro Area 43,696. ... Anthony William Garotinho Matheus de Oliveira (born Rio de Janeiro, 1960) is a Brazilian politician. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Germano Rigotto was born in Caxias do Sul and he´s affiliated to the PMDB party. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Aside from these four parties, the smaller ones had no clear course of action. The PSOL was the first to appoint a candidate, senator Heloisa Helena. The Socialism and Freedom Party (Partido Socialismo e Liberdade, P-SOL) is a Brazilian political party. ... Heloísa Helena is the name of: Heloísa Helena (politician) Heloísa Helena (actress) Category: ...


The three main candidates were later joined by Cristóvam Buarque (PDT), Luciano Bivar (PSL), José Maria Eymael (PSDC) and Rui Costa Pimenta (PCO). Ana Maria Rangel (PRP), who also registered her candidacy, was ruled out after internal disagreements with her own party, but was able to revert the situation and regain her right to participate in the presidential race.


The first debate took part on 14 August, featuring Heloisa Helena, Cristóvam Buarque, Luciano Bivar and José Maria Eymael. Lula refused to participate, whereas Rui Costa Pimenta was not invited. August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ...


On 15 August, the official electoral programmes started being aired on television and radio. Every weekday, all candidates have a few prime-time minutes to put forward their ideas and plans. The time allocated to each one is loosely based on the number of Congress representatives each coalition has. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ...


Also on 15 August, the Supreme Electoral Court decided to revoke the registration of the PCO candidate, Rui Costa Pimenta. The court ruling was based on the fact that the party had not presented its accounts for the 2002 general elections within the deadline specified by law. Pimenta, however, managed to retain his candidacy: the matter is pending decision. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ...


Polls varied little in the two months prior to the election, showing Lula with over 50% of the valid votes, followed by Alckmin, Heloisa Helena, and Buarque. Nevertheless, the difference between Lula's figures and the sum of his opponents' shortened on the eve of the election.


On 28 September, the PT candidate refused to appear at a debate hosted by Globo TV. Explaining his decision in a letter addressed to the TV station, Lula claimed that all his opponents would take the opportunity to team up and attack him. Three days before the election, the last debate was expected to have a large audience. September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rede Globo (Portuguese: Globe Network) is Brazils biggest television network,the third in the world and the number one producer and provider of Portuguese language television programming in the world. ...


On 1 October the first round ended with no winner. Lula was the most voted, but his votes were around 1% less of the sum the other candidates', forcing him to a run-off with Alckmin, who placed second. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Run-Off

Despite being absent of the first-round debates, Lula faced Alckmin in four debates in the second round, each one of them aired by one of the four most important television channels in Brazil - Band, SBT, Record and two days before the election, on Globo TV.


Since the first debate, Alckmin accused Lula of being lenient with the members of his government who had to resign after being charged in many scandals since 2005. Also he tried to underestimate the achievements the president claimed to obtain during his term, like reducing of poverty and inflation rates, claiming his results were consequence of the favorable international economic scenario and the achievements of his antecessor Fernando Henrique Cardoso, from Alckmin's party. Fernando Henrique Cardoso (born June 18, 1931) was the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil for two terms from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003. ...


Lula however claimed that despite his government is under investigation, both Cardoso and Alckmin halted many investigations on their administrations with dubious methods. According to analysts, Lula dealt damage to Alckmin most when he accused him of threatening the Bolsa Família program, which attends millions of low-income Brazilian families, and questioning the privatizations done during the Cardoso government claiming that most of them were unnecessary and the state companies in question were sold for sums much lower than their true market value, like the Vale do Rio Doce, sold by R$ 3.3 billion at the time, but now profits this same amount in a quarter of year. Also he claimed that there would be no guarantee that other companies could be sold like state oil giant Petrobras, the country's largest and most profitable company, in case of Alckmin's victory. Bolsa Familia, which can be roughly translated as Family Stipend or Family Scholarship in English, is a Brazilian governmental polemic welfare progam. ... Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) is a global diversified mining company and is also the largest logistics operator in Brazil. ... Petrobras, short for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., is a government-owned Brazilian oil company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. ...


If the formulae worked or not, the fact is Lula's vote intentions skyrocketed and in the end, he was elected for a second term as president of Brazil by a 20 million vote margin, while Alckmin got less votes than in the first round.


See also

This electoral calendar lists the national/federal direct elections in the countries listed in the list of countries. ... Politics of Brazil takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Brazil is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... This article lists political parties in Brazil. ... Categories: | | ...

References

  1. ^ "Brazil re-elects President Lula", BBC, October 30, 2006

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