CIWR: THE BRAZILIAN ELECTIONS

Created: 10/19/1962

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returns Iron the electionsctober indicate that extreme leftists have made alight gains while the majority of positions in congress and in the states remain in the hands of moderates and conservatives. In tbe gubernatorial races,conservatives have won Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. extreae leftists have won Rio do Janeiro State and the vice governorship in Gnanabara, and the outcome for pro-Communist Miguel Arraes in the key oortheastern state of Pernambuco remains In doubt. Extreme leftists have somewhat increased the small number of seats they hold ln the Senate; stoat votes for the lower house have not yet been counted.

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returns from tho electionsctoberthat extreme Leftists bar* made slight gain* while tbe majority of positions ln congress and In tben tbe hands of moderates and conaervalives. Returns are almost complete for tho gubernatorial races in southern Brazil, but are still fraajmen-tary for other contests.

In Sao Paulo machlnoAdhemar de Barros. whose campaign emphasized bis anti-Communist position, wonizable margin over erratic former President Janlo Quadros. moderate Bonifacio Nogueirs, protoge of the capable trailed badly. Tbetonds to strengthenformer President Kubltschek.openly supported Adbemer. Leftist President Goulart tended to support Wogueira but was primarily interested in theof Quadros, whose rivalry he fearod.

In Goulart's home state of Rio Grande do Sul,Ildo Heneghettl wonmall margin over Goulart's candidate. The electionopposition to Goulart's ultranatlona Hat brotheroutgoing Governor Leonel Brlsola.

major victory thus far ln the election* le in Guanabara.

There, supporters of Ooulart outvoted those of bis bitter enemy. Incumbent Governor Carlos Lacerda, ln tbe races for the vice governorship andenate seat which most Brazilian observers hadto moderate outgoing Babia Governor Hagalbae*. lo Brazil candidates are not bound by state realdenco requirements. Inthe number of pro-Ooulart federal deputies increased from une third to oro half of Guana-bara'a delegation. Leonel Brlzola, who seeks national leaderauip of leftist nationalist forces, oputy's seat by an unusually large margin of votes. Communist Party central committee member Marco Aotonlo Coelbo mill alsoember of the delegation.

Fellow-traveler Badger Silvelra, who won theof neighboring Rio de Janeiro State,ember of Goulart'a Labor Party and would support leftist moves by the federal administration.

In the key northeastern state of Pernambuco, conserva-

tive Cleopha* Is leading pro-Communist Arraes but voting trends indicate that either candidate could winmall margin. In the event of athe victor wouldnot be knosn for months.

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In the Senate elections, the winners off theeats at stake no* are known. Of these,re centrists or conservatives, two are two are Commonelloa-travelers. and two ere leftist ultraoationsllsts. Othersbe readily classified, including, for example,Industrialist Brmirio de Morses, who helped finance tbe pro-Cosmunlst gubernatorial candidate In Pernambuco. The outgoing senators Included only one leftist j1 traiistionnlist and no Communists or fellow-travelers .

Returns in races are not y<tates.

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