During the afternoon, the Senate elected Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) as its leader and Arthur Lira (PP-AL) was elected president of the House. Both names were favorites in the contests and had the support of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party).
Congressman Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ) will step down from the post he has held since July 2016.
In the House, Lira (PP-AL), leader of the center-right, defeated Maia's would-be successor, Baleia Rossi (MDB-SP) by 302 to 145.
Pacheco, supported by Alcolumbre and Bolsonaro, was the favorite and beat Simone Tebet (MDB-MS) by 57 to 21.
Congressman Arthur Lira (PP-AL), recently elected Congressional leader, made his first speech preaching conciliation with opponents in the dispute—a speech indirectly to the now ex-leader of the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ).
Lira said that he would start his mandate with humility and promised absolute dedication to the position.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon