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Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
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Hamilton Mourão

since 1 January 2019
Federal government of Brazil
Style Mr. Vice President
His Excellency
Member of Cabinet
National Defense Council
Residence Palácio do Jaburu
Seat Brasilia
Nominator President of Brazil, Political party
Appointer National Congress of Brazil
Term length Four years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of Brazil
Inaugural holder Marshal Floriano Peixoto
Formation February 26, 1891
Succession First

Template:Politics of Brazil The Vice President of Brazil (Portuguese: Vice-presidente do Brasil), officially the Vice President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Vice Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) is the second-highest government official in the executive branch of the government of Brazil.


The Vice President's main job is to replace the president on the event of their death, resignation, or impeachment, and to temporarily take over the presidential powers and duties while the President is abroad, or unable to carry out his or her duties.

The Vice President is elected with the president as his or her running mate.

Living former Vice Presidents

There are three living former vice presidents. The most recent former president to die was Itamar Franco (1990–1992), July 2, 2011.

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