Brazil’s Senate Elects New President Today

Five senators are running for the position: Jorge Kajuru (Cidadania-GO), Lasier Martins (Podemos-RS), Major Olimpio (PSL-SP), Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) and Simone Tebet (MDB-MS). However, new candidacies may be submitted until election day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 1st, Senators will convene to decide who will lead the Upper House of Congress for the next two years. Elections for the successor to current president Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) are scheduled to take place from 2 PM, in person, through a secret vote.

Five senators are running for the position: Jorge Kajuru (Cidadania-GO), Lasier Martins (Podemos-RS), Major Olimpio (PSL-SP), Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) and Simone Tebet (MDB-MS). Short biographies of each are at the end of this post.

According to the Senate Rules of Procedure, the candidate securing . . .

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