upper house of the National Congress of Brazil
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The Federal Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil.
|56th Legislature of the National Congress|
|Founded||May 6, 1826|
New session started
|February 1, 2020|
Davi Alcolumbre, DEM
since 2 February 2019
Length of term
|Plurality voting, alternating every four years between single-member elections (FPTP) and dual-member elections (block voting)|
|October 7, 2018|
|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.
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.
- "Official website of the Brazilian Senate". Archived from the original on 2014-06-15.
- (in Portuguese) "Photos 360° of the Brazilian Senate". Archived from the original on 2014-06-15.