President of the Senate of Brazil

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The President of the Federal 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 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.[1] The Federal Senate President is also a member of the Council of the Republic,[2] and presides over joint sessions of the Legislative branch, in his capacity as ex officio President of the National Congress.

The current President of the Federal Senate is Renan Calheiros (PMDBAL), elected on 1 February 2013.

List of Senate Presidents of the Brazilian Empire 1826-1889[edit]

Name Served Original province
José Egídio Alvares de Almeida 1826–1827 Bahia
José Caetano da Silva Coutinho 1827–1832 Portugal
Bento Barroso Pereira 1832–1836 Minas Gerais
Antõnio Luís Pereira da Cunha 1837-1837 Pernambuco
Manuel Jacinto Nogueira da Gama 1838-1838 Minas Gerais
Diogo Antônio Feijó 1839–1840 Rio de Janeiro
Francisco Vilela Barbosa 1840–1841 Rio de Janeiro
Estévâo Ribeiro de Resende 1841-1841 Minas Gerais
José da Costa Cavalho 1842–1843 Bahia
João Vieira de Cavalho 1844–1847 Ceará
Luís José de Oliveira Mendes 1847–1850 Piauí
Cândido José de Araújo Viana 1851–1853 Minas Gerais
Manuel Inácio Cavalcanti de Lacerda 1854–1861 Pernambuco
Antônio Paulino Limpo de Abreu 1861–1873 Portugal
José Ildefonso de Sousa Ramos 1874–1881 Minas Gerais
João Maurício Wanderley 1882–1885 Bahia
Brás Carneiro Nogueira da Casta e Gama 1885–1887 Rio de Janeiro
João Lins Vieira Cansanção de Sinimbu 1887–1888 Alagoas
Antônio Cândido da Cruz Machado 1888-1888 Minas Gerais
Paulino José Soares de Sousa 1889-1889 Rio de Janeiro

List of Senate Presidents of the Federal Republic of Brazil[edit]

Name Served Original state
Floriano Peixoto 1891 - 1891 Alagoas
Prudente de Morais 1891–1894 São Paulo
Manuel Vitorino 1895–1898 Bahia
Francisco de Assis Rosa e Silva 1898–1902 Pernambuco
Afonso Augusto Moreira Pena 1902–1906 Minas Gerais
Nilo Pecanha 1896–1909 Rio de Janeiro
Venceslau Brás 1910–1914 Minas Gerais
Umberto Santos da Costa Aráujo 1914–1918 Maranhão
Delfim Moreira 1918–1920 Minas Gerais
Bueno de Paiva 1920–1922 Minas Gerais
Estácio Coimbra 1922–1926 Pernambuco
Melo Viana 1926–1930 Minas Gerais
Antônio Garcia de Medeiros Neto 1935–1937 Bahia
Valdomiro de Barros Magalhães 1936 Minas Gerais
Nereu Ramos 1946–1951 Santa Catarina
Café Filho 1951–1954 Rio Grande do Norte
Alexandre Marcondes Machado Filho 1951–1954 São Paulo
Apolônio Jorge de Faria Salles 1956–1958 Pernambuco
João Goulart 1956–1961 Rio Grande do Sul
Auro Soares de Moura Andrade 1961–1968 São Paulo
Gilberto Marinho 1968–1970 Rio de Janeiro
João Cleofas de Oliveira 1970–1971 Pernambuco
Petrônio Portela Nunes 1971–1973 Piauí
Filinto Müller 1973 Mato Grosso
Paulo Francisco Torres 1973–1975 Rio de Janeiro
Magalhães Pinto 1975–1977 Minas Gerais
Petrônio Portela Nunes 1977–1979 Piauí
Luiz Viana Filho 1979–1981 Bahia
Jarbas Passarinho 1981–1983 Pará
Nilo de Souza Coelho 1983 Pernambuco
Moacyr Dalla 1983–1985 Espírito Santo
José Fragelli 1985–1987 Mato Grosso
Humberto Lucena 1987–1989 Paraíba
Nelson Carneiro 1989–1991 Rio de Janeiro
Mauro Benevides 1991–1993 Ceará
Humberto Lucena 1993–1995 Paraíba
José Sarney 1995–1997 Amapá
Antonio Carlos Magalhães 1997–2001 Bahia
Jader Barbalho 2001 Pará
Edison Lobão 2001 Maranhão
Ramez Tebet 2001–2003 Mato Grosso do Sul
José Sarney 2003–2005 Amapá
Renan Calheiros 2005–2007 Alagoas
Garibaldi Alves Filho 2007–2009 Rio Grande do Norte
José Sarney 2009–2013 Amapá
Renan Calheiros 2013— Alagoas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution of 5 October 1988, Art. 80. http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/Constituicao/Constituiçao.htm
  2. ^ Constitution, Art. 89.

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