VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > D. Latin America, 1945–2000 > 2. South America, 1945–2000 > j. Brazil
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j. Brazil
 
 
1945, Oct. 29
 
The general demand for a more liberal government led to the forced resignation of Pres. Getúlio Vargas after almost 15 years of dictatorship. He was succeeded by Chief Justice José Linhares. Despite his resignation, Vargas retained a large popular following and easily won election as a senator.  1
 
Dec. 2
 
With the endorsement of ex-president Vargas, conservative Gen. Eurico Dutra of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) was elected president. The new government pledged cooperation with the U.S. abroad and the elimination of “extremist ideologies” at home.  2
 
 
 
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