The 513 federal deputies elected in October last year took office this Wednesday (1st) in a session held at 10:00 am at the Plenary Ulysses Guimarães. Later, at 4:30 pm, they elect the new President and Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 biennium.
Party blocks determine the composition of the Bureau. The larger the block, the greater the number of positions. The positions are distributed among the parties that are part of each bloc. If they prefer, the parties can act alone, without being part of any bloc.
The blocks are also valid for the distribution of presidencies and the composition of commissions for the four years of the legislature. As for the election of the Board of Directors, which is held every two years, new blocks can be formed.
The Board of Directors is formed by 11 members: the president of the Chamber of Deputies, two vice-presidents and four titular secretaries. In addition, parliamentarians elect four alternates.
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How does the election for the Board of Directors work?
The 513 federal deputies are entitled to vote for candidates for all positions in dispute. The 11 votes are cast at the same time, but the first position to be defined is that of mayor. Elections for other positions are not counted until the occupant of the post is consecrated.
To win the position in dispute, the deputy must receive the favorable votes of more than half of the House. If no candidate achieves a majority, a second round between the two most voted candidates is held. Among these, the one with the best performance is elected.
What does each member of the Board of Directors do?
President of the Chamber: supervision of work and definition of the plenary voting agenda;
Vice President of the Chamber: analysis of requests for information from other public authorities;
Second Vice President: institutional interaction with bodies of the Legislative Power in the states, in the Federal District and in the municipalities.
First Secretary: administrative services and ratification of expenses of the Chamber;
Second Secretary: the House’s international relations;
Third Secretary: examination of leave applications and absence justifications presented by parliamentarians;
Fourth Secretary: oversight of the housing system by the Chamber.
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With information from the Chamber of Deputies.
Editing: Thalita Pires
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