List of Presidents of the Senate of Brazil

President of the Senate of Brazil

The President of the Senate of Brazil is elected from among their number by the members of the Brazilian Federal Senate.

In addition to chairing the chamber's debates and ordering its business, the President of the Senate stands third in the order of presidential succession, after the Vice-President of the Republic and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, but before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court. The Senate President is also a member of the Council of the Republic, and presides over joint sessions of the Legislative branch, in his capacity as ex officio President of the National Congress.

The current President of the Senate is José Sarney (PMDBAP), elected on 2 February 2009.

List of Senate Presidents of the Brazilian Empire 1826-1889

List of Senate Presidents of the Federal Republic of Brazil

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