Vice President of Brazil

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Vice President of Brazil
Flag of the Vice President of Brazil.svg
Vice Presidential Standard
Incumbent
Vacant

since 31 August 2016
ResidencePalácio do Jaburu
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMarshal Floriano Peixoto
FormationFebruary 26, 1891
WebsiteVice Presidency

The Vice President of Brazil (Portuguese: Vice-presidente do Brasil), officially the Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Vice Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) is the second-highest government official in the executive branch of the government of Brazil.

Roles[change | change source]

The Vice President's main job is to replace the president on the event of their death, resignation, or impeachment, and to temporarily take over the presidential powers and duties while the President is abroad, or unable to carry out his or her duties.

The Vice President is elected with the president as his or her running mate.

Living former Vice Presidents[change | change source]

There are three living former vice presidents. The most recent former president to die was Itamar Franco (1990–1992), July 2, 2011.

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