ElectionGudie

Oct. 4, 1998 Held

83,274,223
Voted
Brazil

Federative Republic of Brazil

Election for Senado Federal (Brazilian Federal Senate)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:83,274,223
Valid Votes:61,838,655
Invalid Votes:21,435,568

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Brazilian Democratic Movement Party 10 13,414,074

21.70%

Workers' Party 6 11,392,662

18.40%

Brazilian Progressive Party 1 9,246,089

15.00%

Liberal Front Party 5 7,047,853

11.40%

Brazilian Social Democratic Party 4 6,366,681

10.30%

Democratic Labor Party - - 3,195,863

5.20%

Brazilian Labor Party - - 2,449,479

4.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 27 seats in the Federal Senate (Senado Federal)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fernando Henrique CARDOSO
  • Head of Government: President Fernando Henrique CARDOSO
  • Assembly: Brazil has a bicameral National Congress (Congresso Nacional) consisting of the Federal Senate (Senado Federal) with 81 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara dos Deputados) with 513 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Federal Senate (Senado Federal) 81 members are elected by simple majority vote to serve 8-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara dos Deputados) 513 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

* Elections to the Federal Senate are staggered. In 1994 two-thirds of the Senate (54 seats) was up for election; in 1998 one-third of the Senate (27 seats) was up for election.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Liberal Front Party (PFL)
  • Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
  • Worker's Party
  • Brazilian Progressive Party
  • Brazilian Social Democratic Party
  • Democratic Labour Party
  • Brazilian Labor Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 169,806,557 (July 1998 )
  • Registered Voters: 106,076,088 ( 1998 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 86,212,065 (1998)

·         Is Brazil a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (31 March 1981)

·         Has Brazil ratified CEDAW: Yes (1 February 1984)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 29 (Chamber of Deputies); 6 (Federal Senate) (following 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 75 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Brazil a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Brazil ratified CRPD: Yes (1 August 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 25,470,983 (est.)