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Incumbent Rodrigo Maia wins third term in House Speaker election

Rodrigo Maia speaker

There is a popular saying in Brazil that “the year doesn’t start until after Carnival.” While this might be applicable to many people in the country, it’s not quite accurate when we are dealing with Congress. In Brazil’s Legislative branch, the year doesn’t start until the elections of the House Speaker and Senate President.

The latter is still in limbo, after a turbulent session which descended into seemingly endless bickering and grandstanding. The lower house, however, has picked its “new” leader, electing incumbent Rodrigo Maia for another two years.

Rodrigo Maia, of the...

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