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Davi Alcolumbre



Davi Alcolumbre
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67th President of the Federal Senate
Assumed office

2 February 2019
Preceded by Eunício Oliveira
Senator for Amapá
Assumed office

1 February 2015
Federal Deputy from Amapá
In office

1 February 2003 – 1 February 2015
City Councillor of Macapá
In office

1 January 2001 – 1 February 2003
Personal details
Born
Davi Samuel Alcolumbre Tobelem


(1977-06-19) 19 June 1977 (age 42)

Macapá, Amapá
Political party DEM (2007–present)
Other political

affiliations
  • PDT (1999–2006)
  • PFL (2006–2007)
Profession Political, merchant

Davi Samuel Alcolumbre Tobelem (born 19 June 1977) is a Brazilian politician member of Democrats (DEM). He is Senator for Amapá and, in the periot 2019–2020, current President of the Federal Senate since 2019 and President of the National Congress of Brazil.[1]

From Moroccan ascendency, Davi Alcolumbre is the first Jew to hold the office of President of the Senate in the history of Brazil.[2]

Biography [ edit ]

Davi Alcolumbre was born in Macapá, in 1977, the son of Samuel José Tobelem and his cousin, Julia Peres Alcolumbre. His family is of Sephardic origin and migrated from Morocco to Brazil, initially to the state of Pará.[3] His paternal grandparents were José Tobelem and Maey Alcolumbre Tobelem, both Moroccan-born. His maternal grandfather was Isaac Alcolumbre, born in Belém, Brazil, to Moroccan immigrants from Tangier.

He was City Councillor in Macapá from 2001 to 2003, when he was member of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT). In 2002, he was elect Federal Deputy for the state of Amapá, being re-elect in 2006 and 2010. Currently, he is member of Democrats, party which Alcolumbre was member of the National Directory and also the youth wing.

Davi Alcolumbre was candidate for the Senate in the 2014 elections, being elect with 36.26% of the valid voted, defeating the favorite former Senator Gilvam Borges. He took office on 1 February 2015.[4][5] Alcolumbre is one of the 13 senators who didn't graduate on college.[6]

In 2015, he was elect Chair of the Senate Regional Development and Tourism Committee.

In July 2017, voted against the removal of senator Aécio Neves in the Senate Ethics Council.[7]

In October 2017, voted to keep Aécio in office, defeating a decision of the First Class of the Supreme Federal Court in a lawsuit which Aécio was accused of corruption and obstruction of justice for asking for R$ 2 million (US$ 626,959.25 in 2017) to the owner of JBS Joesley Batista.[8][9]

In 2019, as the only member of the previous Senate Director Board, began the Presidency of the House and, on 1 February, articulated to preside the session which would chose the new President being, however, deprecated by the senior member of the Senate, senator José Maranhão (MDB) of the leading of the session,[10] which the main rivals were Alcolumbre himself (support by Onyx Lorenzoni, Chief of Staff, and the Democratas party)[11] and senator Renan Calheiros (MDB).[12]

On 2 February, Alcolumbre was elected in the first round, with 42 votes, the new President of the Federal Senate, due to the support of opponets of Renan Calheiros and part of the supporting base of President Jair Bolsonaro.[13]

On 18 March 2020, Alcolumbre tested positive for COVID-19.[14]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Davi Alcolumbre é eleito presidente do Senado" (in Portuguese). El País. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Jewish lawmaker elected president of Brazilian senate". The Jerusalem Post. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. ^ "De ascendência marroquina, Davi Alcolumbre será o 1º judeu a presidir Senado" (in Portuguese). Folha de São Paulo. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Democratas - Comissão Executiva Nacional" (in Portuguese). Democratas 25. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Juventude Democrata - Órgão de ação partidária do D25" (in Portuguese). Democratas 25. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Senador Davi Alcolumbre" (in Portuguese). Senado Federal. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ Garcia, Gustavo (6 July 2017). "Conselho de Ética mantém arquivamento do pedido de cassação de Aécio" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Veja como votou cada senador na sessão que derrubou afastamento de Aécio" (in Portuguese). G1. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  9. ^ Richter, André (2 June 2017). "Janot denuncia Aécio Neves ao STF por corrupção e obstrução da Justiça" (in Portuguese). Agência Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  10. ^ Shalders, André (2 February 2019). "Eleição do Senado: como foi a conturbada disputa que deu vitória a Davi Alcolumbre" (in Portuguese). BBC. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Davi Alcolumbre é eleito presidente do Senado" (in Portuguese). A Tarde. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  12. ^ Rodrigues, Eduardo (1 February 2019). "Davi Alcolumbre revoga resolução e decide que presidirá eleição no Senado" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Davi Alcolumbre é eleito presidente do Senado" (in Portuguese). Vej. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Davi Alcolumbre, presidente do Senado, é diagnosticado com covid-19" (in Portuguese). UOL. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by

Eunício Oliveira
67th President of the Federal Senate

2019–present
Incumbent
Lines of succession
Preceded by

Rodrigo Maia

as President of the Chamber of Deputies
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3rd in line

as President of the Federal Senate
Followed by

Dias Toffoli

as President of the Supreme Federal Court
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Preceded by

Hamilton Mourão

as Vice President of Brazil
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as President of the Federal Senate
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Rodrigo Maia

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