CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY

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Current Intelligence Weekly Summary

CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEFCLY SUMMARYctober llG?

THE HRA7.TL1AN pa

Partial return* froa the electionsctober indicate that leftists have aade Slight gains while tbe majority of positions in congress and In the Stjtes remain In the hands of moderates and conservatives. In the gubernatorial races, conservatives have won Suo pauln and Ilio Orande do Stil, extreme leftists have won Hlo de Janeiro State and the vice governorship In Cuanabara, and the outcome for pro-Communist Miguel Arraea In tbe key northeastern state of Pernambuco remains In doubt. 1'xtrena leftists hive somewhat Increased the small number of seats they bold In the Senate; most votes for the lower houoe have not yet been

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THE BRAZILIAN ELECTIONS

rolurns from tho electionsctoberthat extreme leftists have made slight gains while the majority of positions in congress and in the nla ton in the hands of moderates and conservatives. Returns are almost complete for the gubernatorial races in southern Brazil, but are stillfor other contests.

In Sao Paulo machineAdhenar de Barros, whose campaign emphasized his antl-Communlst position, won b) sizable margin overformer President Jar Moderate Bonifacio Noguoira, protege of the capabletrailed badly. Thetends to strengthen former President KubilgChck, who Openly supported Adheoar. Leftist President GoularL tended to support Noguelra but was prinarlly Interested In theof Quadros, whose rivalry he feared.

In Goulart's home state of Rio Grande do Sul, lido Meneghettl wonmall margin over Goulart's candidate. The electionopposition to Goulart's ultranationalist brother-in-law, outgoing Governor Leonel Brizola.

raveler Badgeri.i whu won theof neighboring Itlo de Janeiro State, ember of Goulart's Labor Party and would support Left let moves by the federal adninistratIon.

In the key norlhoastcrn state of Pernnabuvu, conserva-

tive Cleophas is leading pro-Conmunist Arraes but voting trends indicate that cither candidate could winmall margin. In the eventhe victor wouldnot be known for mouths.

In Hie nunate elections, Lhe winners offeats at stake now are knowu. Of these,re centrists or conservatives, two aretwo are Communist fellow-travelers, and two are leftist ultra oat lona Hats . Others be readily claaalfied, including, for example, industrialist Ermirio de Moraea, sho helped finance tbe pro-Communist gubara*torlal candidate in Peraambuco. Tbe outgoing sanatora Included only one leftist ultranjtlonali.it jnd rio Communists or fellow-travelers .

Returns in federal deputy races are not yel available lor most slates.

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