Roseana Sarney

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Roseana Sarney
Roseane Sarney 2007.jpg
57th and 60th Governor of Maranhão
In office
April 17, 2009 – December 10, 2014
Vice GovernorJoão Alberto de Souza
Washington Oliveira
Preceded byJackson Lago
Succeeded byArnaldo Melo
In office
January 1, 1995 – April 5, 2002
Vice GovernorJosé Reinaldo Tavares
Preceded byRibamar Fiquene
Succeeded byJosé Reinaldo Tavares
Senator for Maranhão
In office
February 1, 2003 – April 16, 2009
Federal Deputy for Maranhão
In office
February 1, 1991 – December 15, 1994
Personal details
Born (1953-06-01) June 1, 1953 (age 66)
São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Political partyPDS (1980–1985)
PMDB (1985–1990)
PFL (1990–2006)
PMDB (2006–2017)
MDB (2017–present)
Jorge Murad Júnior (m. 1976)
ChildrenRafaela (born 1978)
MotherMarly Sarney
FatherJosé Sarney
Alma materUniversity of Brasília

Roseana 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 former President and senator 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. Archived from the original on 2010-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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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