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Brazil’s 2022 election will be the largest in history in terms of the total number of candidates

A total of 25,941 candidacies have been admitted, meaning they will run unopposed in the elections.

This year, 29,260 candidates filed their candidacies for 1,627 seats for the county, state, federal, Senate, gubernatorial, and presidential representatives.

An increase of 175 candidates compared to the 2018 ballot.

However, because 1,818 candidacies were deemed ineligible to run, the number of postulants dropped to 27,442.

Of those, 1,157 petitions were denied on appeal, 275 are still being heard, 67 were granted on appeal, and two petitions did not become known on appeal.


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