José Sarney

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His Excellency
José Sarney
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31st President of Brazil
In office
15 March 1985 – 15 March 1990
Acting: 15 March 1985 – 21 April 1985
Vice PresidentNone
Preceded byJoão Figueiredo
Succeeded byFernando Collor
20th Vice President of Brazil
In office
15 March 1985 – 21 April 1985
PresidentTancredo Neves
Preceded byAureliano Chaves
Succeeded byItamar Franco
President of the Senate of Brazil
In office
1 February 2009 – 1 February 2013
PresidentLula da Silva
Dilma Rousseff
Preceded byGaribaldi Alves Filho
Succeeded byRenan Calheiros
In office
1 February 2003 – 1 February 2005
PresidentLula da Silva
Preceded byRamez Tebet
Succeeded byRenan Calheiros
In office
1 February 1995 – 1 February 1997
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byHumberto Lucena
Succeeded byAntônio Carlos Magalhães
Senator from Amapá
In office
1 February 1991 – 1 February 2015
In office
31 January 1971 – 15 March 1985
Governor of the State of Maranhão
In office
31 January 1966 – 14 May 1970
Vice GovernorAntônio Jorge Dino
Preceded byNewton de Barros Belo
Succeeded byAntônio Jorge Dino
Personal details
BornJosé Sarney de Araújo Costa
(1930-04-24) April 24, 1930 (age 88)
Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil
Political partyUDN (c. 1957–1965)
ARENA (1965–1979)
PDS (1979–1985)
PFL (1985)
PMDB (1985–present)
Spouse(s)Marly Sarney
ChildrenRoseana Sarney
Fernando Sarney
José Sarney Filho
Alma materFederal University of Maranhão
ProfessionLawyer
Politician
ReligionRoman Catholicism

José Sarney de Araújo Costa (born 24 April 1930) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and writer. He was President of Brazil from 15 March 1985 to 15 March 1990.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brooke, James (13 March 1990). "In Brazil, scathing criticism for the departing President". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2010.