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Federal senate
Senado Federal
56th Legislature of the National Congress
FoundedMay 6, 1826 (1826-05-06)
TypeUpper house of National Congress of Brazil
Term limitsNone
New session startedFebruary 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
PresidentDavi Alcolumbre, DEM
since 2 February 2019
Government LeaderFernando Bezerra Coelho, MDB
Majority LeaderEduardo Braga, MDB
Minority LeaderRandolfe Rodrigues, REDE
Senado Federal do Brasil 2019.svg
Political groupsGovernment (60)

Opposition (21)

Length of term8 years
Voting systemPlurality voting, alternating every four years between single-member elections (FPTP) and dual-member elections (block voting)
Last electionOctober 7, 2018
Next electionOctober 2, 2022
Meeting place
Senate plenary chamber
National Congress building
Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

The Federal Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil.

In its current form the Senate has 81 seats, three each for the Federal District and the 26 states. Senators sit for eight years, and elections are that either a third or two-thirds are up for election every four years.

The current president of the Brazilian Senate is Davi Alcolumbre, from the Democrats of Amapá. He was elected in early 2019 for a two-year term.

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