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President of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies re-elected with record support

Congressman Arthur Lira of the Progressives Party was re-elected this Wednesday as president of the Chamber of Deputies with the support of 20 parties, garnering 464 votes out of 513 seats, the highest vote in history.

His only opponents, Chico Alencar of the Socialism and Liberty Party (Psol) and Marcel van Hattem of the Novo Party, obtained 21 and 19 votes, respectively, and there were five blank votes.

The voting was carried out electronically by the 513 deputies who took their seats this Wednesday after last October's elections.

Lira obtained 161 votes more than in 2021 when he . . .

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