By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning hours of July 14th, Rodrigo Maia was elected president of the Chamber of Deputies, defeating congressman Roger Rosso by a vote of 285 to 170. Maia (DEM-RJ) takes on the position after the resignation of former president of the house Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), and will serve the "buffer" term until February of next year.

In his fifth term, Maia at age 46, is the son of the former mayor of Rio de Janeiro César Maia, and has presided over the Democrats in the state . . .

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