Oct. 2, 2022 Held


Federative Republic of Brazil

Election for Camara dos Deputados (Brazilian Chamber of Deputies)


Cast Votes:123,195,571
Valid Votes:110,211,184
Invalid Votes:12,984,387


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Party 99 - 18,228,958


Workers Party 68 - 15,354,125


Brazil Union 59 - 10,262,035


Progressives 47 - 8,704,341


Social Democratic Party 42 - 8,322,183


Brazilian Democratic Movement 42 - 7,992,988


Republicans 41 - 7,618,108


More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Federative Republic of Brazil 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Jair BOLSONARO (since Jan 2019) 

  • Head of Government: President Jair BOLSONARO (since Jan 2019) 

  • Assembly: National Congress, a bicameral legislature with an 81-member Federal Senate and a 513-member Chamber of Deputies.  

Electoral System: 

  • The President is elected to a four-year term and may run for a single consecutive term. Once a following term has elapsed, a President may run again for another two consecutive terms. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the first round, they are elected. If this threshold is not met, the two candidates with the most votes participate in a second round, held on the last Sunday of October. 

  • The 81 members of the Federal Senate are elected to an eight-year term. Elections are held every four years, so either a third or two-thirds of the Senate is elected at a time. Each of the country’s 27 federative units (the Federal District and each of the 26 states) have three senators. In years where a third of the Senate is elected, voters cast one vote and the candidate who receives a plurality of votes within their state is elected. In years when two-thirds of members are up for election, voters can cast two votes, though not for the same person. Each party can nominate up to two candidates in each state in this cycle. 

  • The 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected to a four-year term. They are elected by proportional representation. The number of deputies elected is proportional to the size of the population of the respective state (or Federal District), with the lowest population electing eight and the highest population electing seventy.  

Main Parties in this Election*:  

  • Liberal Party / Partido Liberal 

  • Leader: Valdemar Costa NETO 

  • Seats won in last election: 33 

  • Progressives / Progessistas 


  • Seats won in last election: 38 

  • Workers Party / Partido dos Trabalhadores 

  • Leader: Gleisi HO

  • Seats won in last election: 56 

  • Brazil Union / União Brasil 

  • Leader: Luciano Bivar 

  • Seats won in last election: 81 

  • Social Democratic Party / Partido Social Democratico 

  • Leader: Alfredo Cotait NETO 

  • Seats won in last election: 35 

  • Republicans / Repubicanos 

  • Leader: Marcos PEREIRA 

  • Seats won in last election: 29 

  • Brazilian Democratic Movement / Movimento Democrático Brasileiro 

  • Leader: Baleia Rossi 

  • Seats won in last election: 34 

*This list represents the parties with at least 5% currently in the body or new parties. 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 217,240,060 (2022 est.)

  • Registered Voters:156,454,011 (2022)2 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 107,474,397 (2022 est.)

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

  • Has Brazil ratified CEDAW: Yes (01 Feb 1984)

  • Gender Quota: Yes, In the Chamber of Deputies, each party list must consist of a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 70% for each sex.6  

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 76 out of 513 in the Chamber of Deputies (14.8%); 14 out of 81 (17.3%)7 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 87 at 0.754 (2022)

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low at 0.0458 (2014)9 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Brazil a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 Mar 2007)10 

  • Has Brazil ratified CRPD: Yes (01 Aug 2008)11 

  • Population with a disability: 30,368,872 (2022 est.)12 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Brazil: No  

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 4 

  • Election FAQs: Yes 


1. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/brazil/#people-and-society

2. https://sig.tse.jus.br/ords/dwapr/seai/r/sig-eleitor-eleitorado-mensal/home?session=13064758096140

3. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/brazil/#people-and-society

4. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=24&Lang=en 

5. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=24&Lang=en 

6. https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas/country-view/68/35

7. https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=7&year=2022 

8. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/specific-country-data#/countries/BRA

9. https://www.genderindex.org/country/brazil-2014-results/

10. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=24&Lang=en 

11. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=24&Lang=en 

12. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=brazil#tab