Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política
versão impressa ISSN 0103-3352
BARRETO, Alvaro Augusto de Borba. Eleições municipais comparadas: a escolha do chefe do executivo no Brasil e no Uruguai e o impacto sobre os sistemas partidários locais (2000-2005). Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Polít. [online]. 2012, n.7, pp. 285-317. ISSN 0103-3352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-33522012000100012.
This is a comparative analysis of the impact that local disputes (intendente in Uruguay and prefeito in Brazil) have been causing in both countries, according to the institutional changes during the 1990s. It seeks to determine how, with the possibility of re-election and autonomous election schedules, the election of head of the local executive has developed regarding candidates and parties, results, and consequences on party systems. Elections examined include 2000 and 2004 in Brazil and 2000 and 2005 in Uruguay, in 62 Brazilian municipalities and in 19 departments of the neighboring country that could have second rounds in both elections observed.
Palavras-chave : re-election; local executive; Brazil; Uruguay.