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|Federal senate |
|56th Legislature of the National Congress|
|Founded||May 6, 1826|
|Type||Upper house of National Congress of Brazil|
|New session started||February 1, 2020|
|President||Davi Alcolumbre, DEM |
since 2 February 2019
|Government Leader||Fernando Bezerra Coelho, MDB|
|Majority Leader||Eduardo Braga, MDB|
|Minority Leader||Randolfe Rodrigues, REDE|
|Political groups||Government (60)
|Length of term||8 years|
|Voting system||Plurality voting, alternating every four years between single-member elections (FPTP) and dual-member elections (block voting)|
|Last election||October 7, 2018|
|Next election||October 2, 2022|
|Senate plenary chamber|
National Congress building
Brasília, Federal District, 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.
- "Official website of the Brazilian Senate". Archived from the original on 2014-06-15. https://web.archive.org/web/20140615162624/http://www.senado.gov.br/.
- (in Portuguese) "Photos 360° of the Brazilian Senate". Archived from the original on 2014-06-15. https://web.archive.org/web/20110223044107/http://www.guiabsb.com.br/pontos-turisticos/civico-e-arquitetonico/foto-360-congresso-nacional-brasilia-df.html.