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
from MA Bandeira do Maranhão.svg
In office
1 February 2003 – 16 April 2009
Serving with Lobão, Cafeteira
Preceded by Alexandre
Succeeded by Parga
Militant of PCdoB
In office
17 June 1975 – 20 December 1986
Federal Deputy
from MA
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 UnB (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 Brazilian politician and sociology. was the former 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 in 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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