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In Brazil, Temer appoints first woman as attorney-general

The career civil servant, Grace Mendonça, has served as federal

Published in 09/09/2016 - 18:01

By Pedro Peduzzi reports from Agência Brasil Brasília

Nova advogada-geral da União, Grace Mendonça (Divulgação/AGU)

Nova advogada-geral da União, Grace MendonçaDivulgação/AGU

President Michel Temer appointed this Friday (Sep. 9) lawyer Grace Maria Fernandes Mendonça as head of the Attorney-General's Office (AGU) replacing Fábio Osório who held the office since Michel Temer temporarily assumed the presidency. Grace Mondonça is the first woman to be appointed to the office and also the first woman to occupy a position in Temer's cabinet.

She was born on October 17, 1968, in Januária (a city in Minas Gerais state). She holds a degree in Law at the Distrito Federal Unified Education Association, is specialist in Civil Law and is taking her master's degree in Constitutional Law.

Grace Maria Mendonça has served as federal government's attorney since 2001. She held positions as General Coordinator of the Office (2001) and Deputy Attorney General (2002). She was also Litigation General Secretary from 2003 to 2016, a position for which she had the task of representing the federal government at the Federal Supreme Court (STF), where she presented oral arguments in over 60 cases.


Translated by Amarílis Anchieta


Fonte: In Brazil, Temer appoints first woman as attorney-general
Edition: Graça Adjuto / Olga Bardawil

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