President of the Senate of Brazil


President of the Senate of Brazil

The President of the Senate of Brazil is elected from among their number by the members of the Brazilian Federal Senate.

In addition to chairing the chamber's debates and ordering its business, the President of the Senate stands third in the order of presidential succession, after the Vice-President of the Republic and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, but before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court. [Constitution of 5 October 1988, Art. 80. http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/Constituicao/Constituiçao.htm] The Senate President is also a member of the Council of the Republic. [Constitution, Art. 89.]

The current President of the Senate is Garibaldi Alves Filho (PMDB-RN), elected on 12 December 2007.

List of Senate Presidents since 1935

References

External links

* [http://www.senado.gov.br/sf/SENADORES/Mesa_diretora.asp Senado Federal: Mesa Directora]


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