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Federal senate
Senado Federal
56th Legislature of the National Congress
Term limits
Founded May 6, 1826 (1826-05-06)
New session started
February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
Davi Alcolumbre, DEM
Since 2 February 2019
Government Leader
Fernando Bezerra Coelho, MDB
Majority Leader
Eduardo Braga, MDB
Minority Leader
Randolfe Rodrigues, REDE
Seats 81
Senado Federal do Brasil 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (60)
  •      MDB (13)
  •      PODE (11)
  •      PSD (9)
  •      PSDB (8)
  •      DEM (6)
  •      PP (6)
  •      PSL (3)
  •      PL (2)
  •      REPUBLICANOS (1)
  •      PSC (1)

Opposition (21)

  •      PT (6)
  •      PDT (4)
  •      REDE (3)
  •      PROS (3)
  •      CIDADANIA (3)
  •      PSB (2)
Length of term
8 years
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
Meeting place
Senate plenary chamber
National Congress building
Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

The Federal Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is the upper house of the National Congress of 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.

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