Brazil: Provisional Regency: 1831

Membros da Regência Provisória
7 Apr 1831 - 18 Jun 1831 Nicolau Vergueiro (president)
7 Apr 1831 - 18 Jun 1831 Marquês de Caravelas
7 Apr 1831 - 18 Jun 1831 Francisco de Lima e Silva
 
History:

The abdication of Emperor Pedro I in favor of the 5-year-old Pedro II was communicated to the joint meeting of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies on 7 Apr 1831, which immediately proceeded with election of the Provisional Regency. [1] On 14 Jun 1831 the Provisional Regency promulgated a law on the process of election of the permanent regency provided in the Constitution. The Permanent Regency elected under the provisions of this law replaced the Provisional Regency.

Elections:

First ballot (7 Apr 1831) [3] 1st vote 2nd vote
Marquês de Caravelas 22 40
Nicolau Pereira de Campos Vergueiro 14  
Second ballot (7 Apr 1831) [3]    
Nicolau Pereira de Campos Vergueiro 19 30
Francisco de Paula Almeida e Albuquerque 7 29
Third ballot (7 Apr 1831) [3]    
Francisco de Paula Almeida e Albuquerque 17  
Francisco de Lima e Silva 16 35

[1] As explained in the Proclamation of 8 Apr 1831, the Assembly, being in recess, could not proceed to elect a permanent regency according to Article 123 of the Constitution of 1824; nor could a provisional regency constituted according to Article 124 be installed, since the ministry stood dissolved.
[2] "A Political History of the Brazilian Regency 1831-1840", by Helen Katherine Reinhart, Thesis (University of Illinois, Urbana 1960).
[3] Dicionário do voto (2000)
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