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Tribunal de Contas da União

Minister José Mucio Monteiro is elected the new president of TCU

The election was by a margin of eight votes to one. At the same Court session, Ana Arraes was elected Vice-President. She will also be the Court's Internal Affairs Officer. Both take office on Tuesday (December 11), but their administration begins on January 1.
Por Secom TCU

The minister José Mucio Monteiro was elected today (December 5) president of the Federal Court of Accounts – Brazil (TCU), by eight votes to one. He succeeds the current President Minister Raimundo Carreiro, who holds the position in this biennium (2017-2018). At the same session, Minister Ana Arraes was elected Vice President of the Court of Accounts. She will hold concomitantly the position of Internal Affairs Officer of the TCU.

The new president and vice president will take office next Tuesday (December 11), but their term of office begins only on January 1, 2019. The term of office lasts one year, with the possibility of re-election for one more year.

Summary biography of the new minister-president


The new president of the Federal Court of Accounts - Brazil, Minister José Mucio Monteiro, was born in Recife, state of Pernambuco (PE) on September 25, 1948. He graduated as a civil engineer in 1971 from the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco (Poli), which was created in 1912 and is one of the ten oldest engineering schools in Brazil. The Polytechnic School is part of the University of Pernambuco (UPE).

José Mucio Monteiro dedicated himself to the private agribusiness sector in Pernambuco and Mato Grosso. His public life began as deputy mayor of Rio Formoso (PE), between 1976 and 1982. He was then mayor of the same municipality (1982-1983), which is 88 km from the capital of Pernambuco.

Still in the scope of the Executive Branch, he was president of the then state-owned Energy Company of Pernambuco (CELPE) in 1983. Soon after, he assumed the position of Secretary of Transportation, Communication and Energy of the state of Pernambuco (1983-1986).

He was elected a Federal Deputy by his state in 1990 and in 4 subsequent elections. His parliamentary life was very active. He was the rapporteur of the Special Joint Committee on Regional Tax Incentives and head of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry that investigated PC Farias. In the Chamber of Deputies, in his five terms, José Mucio was the head of standing committees, such as Economy, Industry and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs and National Defense. He was the leader of the Government in the National Congress in 2007.

He took leave of absence from parliament twice to hold important positions. He was Municipal Secretary of Planning, Urban Planning and Environment of Recife (PE), between 1997 and 1998. Later, José Mucio Monteiro was Minister of Institutional Relations of the Presidency of the Republic (2007-2009).

He took office as minister of the Federal Court of Accounts on October 20, 2009, in the vacancy left by Minister Marcos Vilaça, after having his name approved by an absolute majority of the Senators. Minister José Mucio Monteiro is the current Vice President and Internal Affairs Officer of TCU (2017-2018).

Summary Biography of the New Vice President and Internal Affairs Officer


Minister Ana Arraes is from Recife, Pernambuco (PE), born on July 28, 1947. She studied at the Law School of Olinda (PE) from 1993 to 1996. She graduated in Law from the Catholic University of Salvador (1998).

She worked at the Documentation Institute of the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (1986-1990). Later she was chief of staff of the Counselor of the Court of Accounts of the State of Pernambuco (1990-1996). Approved in a public examination, she was a public servant at the Regional Labor Court of the 6th Region from 1995 to 1998. She served as Parliamentary Secretary in the Chamber of Deputies from1998 to 2006.

Shortly thereafter, she was elected Federal Deputy for Pernambuco in 2006. Her term extended to 2010. That same year she was re-elected with 387,581 votes, the largest state vote and the 5th largest in Brazil.

During her parliamentary term, Ana Arraes had an outstanding performance. She was the author of the Consumer Booklet (2009 and 2010) and the Practical Guide of Defense for Violence against Women (2008). She was also party and bloc leader in the Chamber of Deputies. In the Consumer Defense Committee, she was a full member and later president (2007-2010).

Ana Arraes took office at the Federal Court of Accounts – Brazil on October 26, 2011 after being chosen by the Federal Deputies, to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Minister Ubiratan Aguiar. Minister Ana Arraes is the second woman to become a member of the TCU.





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