President of Brazil

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President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil
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Jair Bolsonaro

since 1 January 2019
Federal government of Brazil
StyleMr. President or even simply President
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
His Excellency
(alternative formal, diplomatic)
StatusHead of State
Head of Government
Member ofCabinet
National Defense Council
ResidencePalácio da Alvorada
AppointerDirect popular vote (two rounds if necessary)
Term lengthFour years
Renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Brazil
Inaugural holderDeodoro da Fonseca
FormationProclamation of the Republic
15 November 1889
DeputyVice President of Brazil
SalaryR$ 402,151 annually[1]

The President of Brazil (or President of the Federative Republic of Brazil) is the head of state and head of government of Brazil.

Requirements[change | change source]

The national constitution says that a president be a native-born citizen of Brazil, at least 35 years of age, a resident of Brazil, a registered voter, and a member of a political party.[2]

Terms[change | change source]

The president of Brazil can only be president for a term of four years,[3] and may be re-elected for a second four term.[4] This two-term limit, however, is not for life—a former president who has served for two consecutive terms may run for the presidency again after at least one term has ended.[5]

Living former presidents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Portal da Transparência[permanent dead link], Ministry of Transparency, Supervision and Control. Retrieved on 29 May 2018. (in Portuguese)
  2. Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil, article 14, paragraph 3.
  3. Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil, article 82.
  4. Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil, article 14, paragraph 5.
  5. "G1 > Política - NOTÍCIAS - Terceiro mandato é 'legal e constitucional', diz Dirceu". Retrieved 3 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websites[change | change source]