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|President of the Federative Republic of Brazil|
Coat of arms of Brazil
|Federal government of Brazil|
|Style||Mr. President or even simply President
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(alternative formal, diplomatic)
National Defense Council
|Residence||Palácio da Alvorada|
|Appointer||National Congress of Brazil|
|Term length||Four years
|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|
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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