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President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
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Coat of arms of Brazil
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Incumbent
Jair Bolsonaro

since 1 January 2019
Federal government of Brazil
Style Mr. President or even simply President
(informal)
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(formal)
His Excellency
(alternative formal, diplomatic)
Member of Cabinet
National Defense Council
Residence Palácio da Alvorada
Seat Brasília
Nominator Political Party
Appointer National Congress of Brazil
Term length Four years
Renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of Brazil
Inaugural holder Deodoro da Fonseca
Formation Proclamation of the Republic
15 November 1889
Deputy Vice President of Brazil
Salary R$ 402,151 annually
Website planalto.gov.br

The President of Brazil (Portuguese: Presidente do Brasil), officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of Brazil. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The presidential system was established in 1889, upon the proclamation of the republic in a military coup d'état against Emperor Pedro II. Since then, Brazil has had six constitutions, three dictatorships, and three democratic periods. During the democratic periods, voting has always been compulsory. The Constitution of Brazil, along with several constitutional amendments, establishes the requirements, powers, and responsibilities of the president, their term of office and the method of election.

Jair Bolsonaro is the 38th and current President. He was sworn in on 1 January 2019 following the 2018 presidential election.

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