Rodrigo Maia: ‘I am not a candidate for re-election’

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When asked about the possibility of re-election of Davi Alcolumbre in the Senate, Rodrigo Maia said: “It is not for me to discuss the re-election of the Senate”.

The president of the National Congress, Rodrigo Maia, said this Saturday (17th) at an XP Investimentos event, according to information from Gazeta Brasil, that he will not run for the presidency of the Chamber of Deputies.

“I am not a candidate for re-election. This matter is settled,” said Maia.

Regarding the possibility of Davi Alcolumbre being reelected to the presidency of the Senate, Maia was not pragmatic in his response.

“The president of the Senate has played a fundamental role. The election of the Senate is up to the Senate. The election of the Chamber is up to the Chamber,” he said.

Under Brazilian law, Rodrigo Maia and David Alcolumbre can remain in charge of the two legislative houses until January 31, 2021.

In the first week of February, the law states that there must be an election for new presidents.

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© Photo / Agência Brasil / Marcelo Camargo

President Jair Bolsonaro and President of the Chamber, Rodrigo Maia, during the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), Luiz Fux, Brasília, September 10, 2020

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