The acting speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Waldir Maranhão, summoned a special session for next Thursday (Jul. 14), to elect the new speaker of the house.
Candidates shall submit their applications until July, 14, at 12 pm.
They had to speed up proceedings to elect the new chairman of the house because of Eduardo Cunha's resignation today (7). This Thursday late afternoon, a meeting with party leaders will discuss the transition process.
The next lower house speaker shall chair the house only until February, 2017, when a new speaker will be elected.
Translated by Amarílis Anchieta
Fonte: Agência Brasil.