The elected candidate was Paulo Maluf by the Progressive Party.
|Paulo Maluf||Progressist Party||Mário Andreazza|
|Juscelino Kubitschek||Social-Democratic Party||João Goulart||Former first-minister (1950-1954)|
|Ernesto Geisel||Democratic Party||Adalberto Pereira|
|Luis Carlos Prestes||Communist Party||Giocondo Dias||Former paulist dictator (1954-1974)|
|Pedro Ivo Campos||Worker's Party||Renato Vianna|
The search for the democracy
The pressure of the population by the end of the socialist regime in San Paulo was strong. The streets were agitated almost every day. In July, the federal congress opened a session to vote for the new direct elections.
|Referendum of direct presidential elections|
The referendum (on the Congress) had an overwhelming victory in support of the direct presidential elections.