The 27 senators elected in October will take office next Wednesday (1st) in a ceremony to be held at the House Plenary. The terms are eight years and run until February 2031. Among those sworn in, five were re-elected and four hold positions as ministers of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Read the list:
Acre: Alan Rick (União Brasil);
Alagoas: Renan Filho (MDB);
Amapá: Davi Alcolumbre (União Brasil)
Amazonas: Omar Aziz (PSD);
Bahia: Otto Alencar (PSD);
Ceará: Camilo Santana (PT);
Federal District: Damares Alves (Republicans);
Holy Spirit: Magno Malta (PL);
Goiás: Wilder Morais (PL);
Maranhão: Flávio Dino (PSB);
Mato Grosso: Wellington Fagundes (PL);
Mato Grosso do Sul: Tereza Cristina (PP);
Minas Gerais: Cleitinho (PSC);
Pará: Beto Faro (PT);
Paraíba: Efraim Filho (União Brasil);
Paraná: Sergio Moro (União Brasil);
Piauí: Wellington Dias (PT);
Pernambuco: Teresa Leitão (PT);
Rio de Janeiro: Romário (PL);
Rio Grande do Norte: Rogério Marinho (PL);
Rio Grande do Sul: Hamilton Mourão (Republicans);
Rondônia: Jaime Bagattoli (PL);
Roraima: Hiran Gonçalves (PP);
Santa Catarina: Jorge Seif (PL);
São Paulo: Astronaut Marcos Pontes (PL);
Sergipe: Laercio (PP);
Tocantins: Dorinha (União).
Renovation of a third of the chairs
The Senate is made up of 81 parliamentarians. Each state and the Federal District have three representatives in the House. The benches are renewed every four years, alternately: in one election, 27 senators are chosen (one third of the total) and, in the next, 54 parliamentarians (two thirds).
This year, the renewal is of a third of the seats. Of the 27 senators who take office, five already serve in the House and were re-elected in October: Davi Alcolumbre (União-AP), Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), Otto Alencar (PSD-BA), Romário (PL-RJ) and Wellington Fagundes (PL-MT).
Four senators are Lula’s ministers
Another four elected officials were appointed Ministers of State on January 1st and must temporarily leave their functions in the Executive branch to formally assume their mandates in the Legislative branch. They are: Camilo Santana (PT-CE), from Education; Flávio Dino (PSB-MA), from Justice and Public Security; Renan Filho (MDB-AL), from Transport; and Wellington Dias (PT-PI), from Social Development, Assistance, Family and Fight against Hunger.
According to the Constitution, the parliamentarian who assumes the position of minister does not lose his mandate in the National Congress. Soon after being sworn in as senators, the four must return to the ministries and leave the chairs in the House with one of the alternates of each plate.
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Camilo Santana has Augusta Brito (PT) and Janaina Farias (PT) as substitutes. In the case of Flávio Dino, the substitutes are Ana Paula Lobato (PSB) and Lourdinha (PCdoB). Wellington Dias chair should go to Jussara Lima (PSD) or José Amauri (Solidariedade). Renan Filho’s substitutes are Fernando Farias (MDB) and Adélia Maria (PV).
Next Wednesday’s preparatory session is scheduled for 3:00 pm, when the elected senators must pledge their inauguration: “I promise to uphold the Federal Constitution and the laws of the country, faithfully and loyally carry out the mandate of Senator that the people conferred on me and sustain Brazil’s unity, integrity and independence”.
The elected senator who does not attend the preparatory session has 90 days to take office, a period that can be extended for another 30 days. If the slate holder does not formally assume the position within this period, he is considered to have resigned from the mandate. In that case, the first alternate is called to fill the vacancy.
With information from the Senate Agency.
Editing: Thalita Pires
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