ATTRIBUTES AND CHANCES OF ELECTORAL SUCCESS OF MAYORS IN BRAZIL
Abstract This article shows the chances of electoral success for local Executive Branch based on the profile of candidates and elected candidates. The results of the municipal elections of 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 were analyzed concentrating on the characteristics sex, age, schooling, and occupation in order to observe the influence of these characteristics in the profile of the elected mayors in the last five elections. The methodology involved documentary and bibliographic research. Data available from the Supreme Electoral Court were analyzed using the chi-square test and logistic regression. The analysis considered Bourdieu’s theory of field and political capital (2011). The results show evidence that the candidate’s sex and occupation are decisive influencing factors, with a decrease in chances of electoral success for male candidates or candidates of a political career in the elections of 2012 and 2016.