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Rescuing the Brazilian electoral memory: creation of databases of the elections of 1933-1964

Grant number: 18/17403-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Luiz Felipe de Alencastro
Grantee:Giovanni Iuliano Meira
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/15658-1 - Subnational political institutions: a comparative study of Brazilian States, AP.TEM

Abstract

Brazilian political science does not usually value the electoral experiences prior to the democratization of the country. Even for the regime of 1946-1964, electoral results have not yet been disaggregated at the level of municipalities. The proposal is to organize data by electoral zone from the first proportional elections (in the 1930s) until the 1964 coup precisely to be able to compare the two electoral contexts. The period of 1933-1937 had an electoral agenda generally unknown. First, the elections to the Constituent Assembly of 1933 took place. The following year, the elections to the Chamber of Deputies and the State Assemblies took place. Finally, the municipal elections took place between 1935 and 1937. They are scattered information in the bulletins of the Regional Electoral Courts (TREs), in the State Official Gazettes and in the periodicals. For the regime of 1946-1964, whose electoral calendar is well documented by political historiography, electoral data are basically stored in the TREs, in addition to the collection of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), in Brasília.