1979 in Brazil

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President of Brazil

The President of Brazil, officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of Brazil. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The presidential system was established in 1889, upon the proclamation of the republic in a military coup d'état against Emperor Pedro II. Since then, Brazil has had six constitutions, three dictatorships, and three democratic periods. During the democratic periods, voting has always been compulsory. The Constitution of Brazil, along with several constitutional amendments, establishes the requirements, powers, and responsibilities of the president, their term of office and the method of election.

Ernesto Geisel Brazilian military leader and politician

Ernesto Beckmann Geisel was a Brazilian Army officer and politician, who was President of Brazil from 1974 to 1979, during the Brazilian military government.

João Figueiredo Brazilian politician and general

João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo was a Brazilian military leader and politician who was the 30th President of Brazil, the last of the military regime that ruled the country following the 1964 coup d'état. He was chief of the Secret Service (SNI) during the term of his predecessor, Ernesto Geisel, who appointed him to the presidency at the end of his own mandate. He took the oath of office on March 15, 1979, serving until March 15, 1985.



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Brazilian Democratic Movement big tent political party in Brazil

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Brazilian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Brazil

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Military dictatorship in Brazil 1964-1985 military regime in Brazil

The Brazilian military government was the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from April 1, 1964 to March 15, 1985. It began with the 1964 coup d'état led by the Armed Forces against the administration of President João Goulart—who, having been vice-president, had assumed the office of president upon the resignation of the democratically elected president Jânio Quadros—and ended when José Sarney took office on March 15, 1985 as President. The military revolt was fomented by Magalhães Pinto, Adhemar de Barros, and Carlos Lacerda, Governors of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Guanabara. The coup was also supported by the Embassy and State Department of the United States.

Supreme Federal Court Brazilian supreme court

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Marco Maciel Brazilian politician

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1964 Brazilian coup détat March–April 1964 coup détat in Brazil that ousted President João Goulart

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Ramiro Elísio Saraiva Guerreiro was a Brazilian politician and diplomat. Guerreiro served as minister of external relations from March 15, 1979, to March 15, 1985, under Brazilian president João Figueiredo. Before this, Guerreiro was general secretary of foreign relations in the government of military leader, President Ernesto Geisel, from 1974 until 1978.

National Institute for Space Research organization

The National Institute for Space Research is a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, whose main goals are fostering scientific research and technological applications and qualifying personnel in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, space engineering, and space technology. While INPE is the civilian research center for aerospace activities, the Brazilian Air Force's General Command for Aerospace Technology is the military arm. INPE is located in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo.

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    See also

    The following article presents a summary of the 1979 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 78th season of competitive football in the country.

    This is a list of Brazilian television related events from 1979.