The government of Porto Alegre
, bound to the Porto Alegre City Charter
, is a mayor-council
form of government, which is mandated by the Brazilian Constitution of 1988
. The government of Porto Alegre is responsible for primary education, healthcare, libraries, parks and open spaces, sanitation, water supply, and youth correctional services.
The Mayor of Porto Alegre
is elected for a four-year term, and all executive powers are vested in him or her. Councilors
are also elected for four-year terms. The Porto Alegre City Council
is a unicameral
body elected by open list
<!-- Missing image removed: -->The executive branch is represented in the office of Mayor of Porto Alegre, who is elected by direct vote for four-year terms<!-- as opposed to what? Please specify -->. He or she is only entitled to re-election once<!--what does this mean? , but his term is not limited-->. The mayor has several secretaries whom he or she directly appoints. The deputy mayor, elected as the running mate of the mayor, performs the function of acting mayor whenever needed. The mayor may assign tasks to the deputy mayor.
The current mayor is José Fogaça
, who was elected in 2004 with 431,820 votes (53.32% of all valid votes) in a run-off election
. His election... Read More