Federal Senate of Brazil

Federal Senate Of Brazil

The Federal Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil. Created by the first Constitution of the Brazilian Empire in 1824, it was inspired by the United Kingdom's House of Lords, but with the Proclamation of the Republic in 1889 it became closer to the United States Senate.

Currently, the Senate comprises 81 seats. Three Senators from each of the 26 states and three Senators from the Federal District are elected on a majority basis to serve eight-year terms. Elections are staggered so that two-thirds of the upper house is up for election at one time and the remaining one-third four years later.

The current president of the Brazilian Senate is José Sarney, from the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party of Amapá. He was elected in early 2009 for a two-year term.

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... José Sarney PMDB Pinheiro, MA 2007–2015 Elected President of the Senate (2011–2013). 2011–2019 Eunício Oliveira PMDB Lavras da Mangabeira, CE 2011–2019 Distrito Federal Rodrigo Rollemberg PSB Rio de Janeiro, RJ 2011–2019 Cristovam Buarque PDT Recife, PE 2011 ... Minas Gerais Aécio Neves PSDB Belo Horizonte, MG 2011–2019 Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ...

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