|61st Governor of Maranhão|
April 17, 2009
|Preceded by||Jackson Lago|
June 1, 1953 |
São Luís, MA
Roseana Sarney Murad (born June 1, 1953 in São Luís, Maranhão) is the governor of the Brazilian state of Maranhão. She is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party and daughter of former President and currently senator José Sarney.
Roseana has served in a number of elected offices, including congresswoman from 1991 to 1994, governor of Maranhão from 1994 to 2002 and senator from 2003 to 2009. She even considered a run for the Presidency in 2001, but a corruption scandal led to her withdrawal from the race in April 2002.
- "Roseana Sarney Murad" (in Portuguese). Senado Federal.
- Rohter, Larry (December 19, 2001"Brazil's Unlikely Rising Star in Politics: a Woman". The New York Times.).
- Gibb, Tom (April 14, 2002"Brazil's woman candidate quits race". BBC News.).
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