President of the Senate of Brazil
The President of the Federal Senate of Brazil, sometimes referred to as the Speaker of the Senate, 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 Federal 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. The Federal Senate President is also a member of the Council of the Republic, and presides over joint sessions of the Legislative branch, in his capacity as ex officio President of the National Congress.
List of Senate Presidents of the Brazilian Empire 1826-1889
List of Senate Presidents of the Federal Republic of Brazil
- Constitution of 5 October 1988, Art. 80. http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/Constituicao/Constituiçao.htm
- Constitution, Art. 89.