Roseana Sarney

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Roseana Sarney
Roseane Sarney 2007.jpg
61st Governor of Maranhão
Assumed office
April 17, 2009
Preceded by Jackson Lago
Member of the Federal Senate
from Maranhão
In office
1 February 2003 – 16 April 2009
Serving with Edison Lobão, Epitácio Cafeteira
Preceded by Alexandre Costa
Personal details
Born (1953-06-01) June 1, 1953 (age 61)
São Luís, MA
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PMDB (2006-Present)
PFL (1990-2006)
Spouse(s) Jorge Murad Júnior
Alma mater University of Brasília
Occupation Politician

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 senator and former president 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.[1] She considered running for president in 2001,[2] but a corruption scandal led to her withdrawal from the race in April 2002.[3]


  1. ^ "Roseana Sarney Murad" (in Portuguese). Senado Federal. 
  2. ^ Rohter, Larry (December 19, 2001). "Brazil's Unlikely Rising Star in Politics: a Woman". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Gibb, Tom (April 14, 2002). "Brazil's woman candidate quits race". BBC News. 

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