Mayor of Porto Alegre

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The Mayor of Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the Chief Executive of the city. The mayor is elected for a four-year term, limited to one re-election. Mayoral activities are regulated by Sections IV, V, VI, Chapter VI of Porto Alegre City Charter. Current mayor is Nelson Marchezan Júnior; he is the 37th mayor of Porto Alegre.

Porto Alegre City Charter provides a succession line for any case of office vacancy. The first in line is the Deputy Mayor of Porto Alegre (who is elected in the same ticket of the Mayor), next is the Speaker of Porto Alegre City Council and, lastly, the Porto Alegre Attorney-General.

Duties of the Mayor of Porto Alegre[edit]

Section V, Chapter VI enumerates duties of the Mayor of Porto Alegre. In general, the mayor has broad powers over Porto Alegre's bureaucracy, as Porto Alegre is set up to be in a strong mayor-council type of government. These are the duties of the Mayor of Porto Alegre, as set forth by Article 94, Section V, Chapter VI of Porto Alegre City Charter:

  1. Appoint and dismiss Secretaries, Directors of the several Departments, and everyone in charge of Porto Alegre's public bodies
  2. Sign into law bills passed by Porto Alegre City Council, enacting ordinances for execution of several Acts of City Council
  3. Veto bills passed by City Council
  4. Disposal of municipal administration
  5. Dispose on civil servants, except for those under jurisdiction of City Council
  6. Report annually to City Council on public works
  7. Sponsor bills whose purposes are
    • Hiring of new servants, pay rises
    • Legal situation of civil servants
    • Creation and management of bodies under Mayor's jurisdiction
  8. Reply, no later than 45 days after filing, to questions raised by City Council and several other bodies
  9. Stand for Porto Alegre
  10. Take loans with prior City Council approval
  11. Issue condemnation orders
  12. Propose selling or leasing of government-owned assets with City Council approval
  13. Propose deals, agreements beneficial for Porto Alegre
  14. Propose administrative division of Porto Alegre
  15. Bring lawsuits disputing constitutionality of Acts
  16. Buy stocks, raise capital for public-owned enterprises
  17. Declare state of emergency
  18. Nominate NGOs for supervision alongside government entities
  19. Reply, no later than 45 days after filing, about feasibility of bills

List of Mayors of Porto Alegre[edit]

# Mayor Term Party
1 Alfredo Augusto Azevedo October 12, 1892 - January 3, 1896
2 João Luiz de Farias Santos January 3, 1896 - October 10, 1896
3 Febeliano da Costa October 15, 1896 - March 15, 1897
4 José Montaury March 15, 1897 - October 15, 1924
5 Otávio Rocha October 15, 1924 - February 27, 1928
6 Alberto Bins (pt) February 27, 1928 - October 22, 1937
7 José Loureiro da Silva October 22, 1937 - September 15, 1943
8 Antônio Brochado da Rocha September 15, 1943 - May 14, 1945
9 Clóvis Pestana May 14, 1945 - November 6, 1945
10 Ivo Wolf November 6, 1945 - February 21, 1946
11 Egídio Soares Costa February 21, 1946 - November 11, 1946
12 Conrado Rigel Ferrari November 11, 1946 - March 27, 1947
13 Gabriel Pedro Moacyr March 27, 1947 - July 15, 1948
14 Ildo Meneghetti July 15, 1948 - February 1, 1951
15 Elyseu Paglioli February 1, 1951 - November 17, 1951
16 José Antonio Aranha November 17, 1951 - January 1, 1952
17 Ildo Meneghetti January 1, 1952 - July 3, 1954
16 Lindolfo Bohel July 3, 1954 - September 13, 1954
17 Manoel Osório da Rosa September 13, 1954 - January 31, 1955
18 Manoel Sarmanho Vargas January 31, 1955 - October 3, 1955
19 Martin Aranha January 3, 1955 - January 1, 1956
20 Leonel Brizola January 1, 1956 - December 29, 1958
21 Tristão Sucupira Viana December 29, 1958 - January 1, 1960
22 Loureiro da Silva January 1, 1960 - January 1, 1964
23 Sereno Chaise January 1, 1964 - May 8, 1964
24 Célio Marques Fernandes May 9, 1964 - April 13, 1965
25 Renato Souza April 13, 1965 - June 9, 1965
26 Célio Marques Fernandes June 9, 1965 - May 31, 1969
27 Telmo Thompson Flores May 31, 1969 - April 8, 1975
28 Guilherme Socias Villela April 8, 1975 - April 8, 1983 Arena
29 João Antonio Dib April 8, 1983 - January 1, 1986 Arena
30 Alceu Collares January 1, 1986 - January 1, 1989 PDT
31 Olívio Dutra January 1, 1989 - January 1, 1993 PT
32 Tarso Genro January 1, 1993 - January 1, 1997 PT
33 Raul Pont January 1, 1997 - January 1, 2001 PT
34 Tarso Genro January 1, 2001 - April 4, 2002 PT
34 João Verle April 4, 2002 - January 1, 2005 PT
35 José Fogaça January 1, 2005 - March 30, 2010 PMDB
36 José Fortunati March 30, 2010 - January 1, 2017 PDT
37 Nelson Marchezan Júnior January 1, 2017 - Current PSDB

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See also[edit]

Government of Porto Alegre

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