Brazilian general election, 1918

General elections were held in Brazil on 1 March 1918.[1] The presidential elections were won by former President Rodrigues Alves, who received 99.1% of the vote.[2] However, he died of the Spanish flu in 1919 before he could take office. Vice-President Delfim Moreira became Acting President until fresh elections were held on 13 April 1919.


Candidate Party Votes %
Rodrigues Alves Republican Party of São Paulo 386,467 99.1
Nilo Peçanha Fluminense Republican Party 1,258 0.3
Rui Barbosa Independent 1,014 0.2
Others 1,392 0.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 390,131 100
Source: Nohlen


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