Brazil: President of Federal Senate Faces Electoral Challenge

Posted on January 16, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Politics

On January 15, 2013, reported that Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL) will have a challenger in the elections for President of the Federal Senate, to be held by secret ballot on February 1.  Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (PSOL-AP), with the support of ten independent senators, announced his candidacy yesterday, calling on members to seek reform.  The independent senators composed a manifesto outlining a framework for reform, which they say was created to combat recent controversies involving Calheiros and the current President of the Federal Senate, José Sarney (PMDB-AP).  Read Article

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