Roseana Sarney

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Roseana Sarney
Roseane Sarney 2007.jpg
61st Governor of Maranhão
In office
April 17, 2009 – December 10, 2014
Preceded by Jackson Lago
Succeeded by Arnaldo Melo
Member of the Federal Senate
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In office
1 February 2003 – 16 April 2009
Serving with Edison Lobão, Epitácio Cafeteira
Preceded by Alexandre Costa
Succeeded by Bello Parga
Militant of PCdoB
In office
17 June 1975 – 20 December 1986
Federal Deputy
from Maranhão
In office
March 15, 1991 – December 28, 1994
Personal details
Born (1953-06-01) June 1, 1953 (age 62)
São Luís, MA, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PCdoB (1975-1990)
PFL (1990-2006)
PMDB (2007—current)
Spouse(s) Jorge Murad Júnior (1976—1988)
Jorge Murad Júnior (1995—current)
Children Rafaela Sarney (1978)
Alma mater University of Brasília (1972-1975)
Occupation Politician (1975—current)
Profession Sociology
Religion Catholic

Roseana Ferreira Araújo da Costa Sarney Murad (born June 1, 1953 in São Luís, Maranhão) is a Brazilian politician and sociologist. She was the governor of the Brazilian state of Maranhão from 2009 to 2014. 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 1995 to 2002 and senator from 2003 to 2009.[1] She considered running for president in 2002,[2] but a corruption scandal led to her withdrawal from the race on April 15, 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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