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Prosecutor General of the Republic
Incumbent
Paulo Gonet Branco
since 18 December 2023
Public Prosecutor's Office
StyleMr. or Madam Prosecutor General (informal)
The Most Excellent Prosecutor General (formal)
SeatSupreme Federal Court Building and Public Prosecutor's Office Head Office
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthTwo years
renewable once
Formation3 March 1891
First holderJosé Júlio de Albuquerque Barros
Websitewww.mpf.mp.br/pgr

The Prosecutor General of the Republic (Portuguese: Procurador-Geral da República) is the head of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Office, an autonomous agency in charge of criminal prosecution and the defense of society in general. The Prosecutor General heads a group of independent prosecutors (Procuradores da República), who work to investigate and prosecute criminal, labor, and civil offenses committed against society. It is a position appointed by the President of the Republic and the nomination must be approved by the Federal Senate.

Paulo Gustavo Gonet Branco has been the Prosecutor General of Brazil since 18 December 2023.[1]

List of Prosecutors General

No. Portrait Prosecutor General Took office Left office Time in office Appointer
1
José Júlio de Albuquerque Barros, Baron of Sobral
José Júlio de Albuquerque Barros, Baron of Sobral
(1836–1893)
3 March 1891 (1891-03-03)31 August 1893 (1893-08-31)2 years, 181 daysDeodoro da Fonseca (Ind)
2
Ovídio Fernandes
Ovídio Fernandes
(1828–1904)
18 September 1894 (1894-09-18)29 September 1894 (1894-09-29)11 daysFloriano Peixoto (Ind)
3
Antônio de Sousa Martins
Antônio de Sousa Martins
(1829–1896)
20 October 1894 (1894-10-20)25 December 1896 (1896-12-25)2 years, 66 daysFloriano Peixoto (Ind)
4
Lúcio de Mendonça
Lúcio de Mendonça
(1854–1909)
7 January 1897 (1897-01-07)2 August 1897 (1897-08-02)207 daysPrudente de Morais (PR Federal)
5
Joaquim Antunes Júnior
Joaquim Antunes Júnior
(1844–1917)
2 August 1897 (1897-08-02)23 August 1897 (1897-08-23)21 daysPrudente de Morais (PR Federal)
6
João Pedro Belfort
João Pedro Belfort
(1846–1910)
24 August 1897 (1897-08-24)2 August 1898 (1898-08-02)343 daysPrudente de Morais (PR Federal)
7
Antonio Castro
Antonio Castro
(1838–1919)
17 December 1898 (1898-12-17)11 March 1901 (1901-03-11)2 years, 84 daysCampos Sales (Republican Party of São Paulo)
8
Epitácio Pessoa
Epitácio Pessoa
(1865–1942)
7 June 1902 (1902-06-07)21 October 1905 (1905-10-21)3 years, 136 daysCampos Sales (Republican Party of São Paulo)
9
Pedro Ribeiro
Pedro Ribeiro
(1851–1917)
21 October 1905 (1905-10-21)6 December 1909 (1909-12-06)4 years, 46 daysRodrigues Alves (Republican Party of São Paulo)
10
Joaquim Natal
Joaquim Natal
(1860–1933)
6 December 1909 (1909-12-06)14 November 1910 (1910-11-14)343 daysNilo Peçanha (PRF)
11
Antônio Cardoso de Castro
Antônio Cardoso de Castro
(1860–1911)
25 November 1910 (1910-11-25)26 October 1911 (1911-10-26)335 daysHermes da Fonseca (PRC)
12
Edmundo Barreto
Edmundo Barreto
(1864–1934)
6 September 1911 (1911-09-06)29 June 1919 (1919-06-29)7 years, 296 daysHermes da Fonseca (PRC)
13
Joaquim Pires de Carvalho
Joaquim Pires de Carvalho
(1865–1954)
6 August 1919 (1919-08-06)18 February 1931 (1931-02-18)104 years, 348 daysEpitácio Pessoa (Minas Republican Party)
14
Antônio Bento de Faria
Antônio Bento de Faria
(1876–1959)
28 March 1931 (1931-03-28)2 August 1934 (1934-08-02)3 years, 127 daysGetúlio Vargas (Ind)
15
Carlos Maximiliano
Carlos Maximiliano
(1873–1960)
2 August 1934 (1934-08-02)21 April 1936 (1936-04-21)1 year, 263 daysGetúlio Vargas (Ind)
16
Gabriel Passos
Gabriel Passos
(1901–1962)
27 May 1936 (1936-05-27)17 May 1945 (1945-05-17)8 years, 355 daysGetúlio Vargas (Ind)
17
Hahnemann Guimarães
Hahnemann Guimarães
(1901–1980)
17 May 1945 (1945-05-17)31 January 1946 (1946-01-31)259 daysGetúlio Vargas (Ind)
18
Themístocles Cavalcanti
Themístocles Cavalcanti
(1899–1980)
20 February 1946 (1946-02-20)6 October 1947 (1947-10-06)1 year, 228 daysEurico Gaspar Dutra (PSD)
19
Luís Gallotti
Luís Gallotti
(1904–1978)
13 October 1947 (1947-10-13)12 September 1949 (1949-09-12)1 year, 334 daysEurico Gaspar Dutra (PSD)
20
Plínio Travassos
Plínio Travassos
(1893–1962)
23 September 1949 (1949-09-23)24 January 1957 (1957-01-24)7 years, 123 daysEurico Gaspar Dutra (PSD)
21
Carlos Medeiros
Carlos Medeiros
(1907–1983)
7 February 1957 (1957-02-07)5 December 1960 (1960-12-05)3 years, 302 daysJuscelino Kubitschek (PSD)
22
Cândido de Oliveira Neto
Cândido de Oliveira Neto
(1902–1973)
12 December 1960 (1960-12-12)31 January 1961 (1961-01-31)50 daysJuscelino Kubitschek (PSD)
23
Joaquim Mendes de Almeida
Joaquim Mendes de Almeida
(1906–1990)
20 March 1961 (1961-03-20)13 September 1961 (1961-09-13)177 daysJânio Quadros (PTN)
24
Evandro Lins e Silva
Evandro Lins e Silva
(1912–2002)
14 September 1961 (1961-09-14)23 January 1963 (1963-01-23)1 year, 131 daysJoão Goulart (PTB)
25
Cândido de Oliveira Neto
Cândido de Oliveira Neto
(1902–1973)
12 February 1963 (1963-02-12)6 April 1964 (1964-04-06)1 year, 54 daysJoão Goulart (PTB)
26
Osvaldo Trigueiro
Osvaldo Trigueiro
(1905–1989)
6 June 1964 (1964-06-06)24 November 1965 (1965-11-24)1 year, 171 daysCastelo Branco (Military dictatorship in Brazil)
27
Alcino Salazar
Alcino Salazar2 December 1965 (1965-12-02)10 March 1967 (1967-03-10)1 year, 98 daysCastelo Branco (ARENA)
28
Haroldo Valladão
Haroldo Valladão
(1901–1987)
30 March 1967 (1967-03-30)13 November 1967 (1967-11-13)228 daysCosta e Silva (ARENA)
29
Décio Miranda
Décio Miranda
(1916–2000)
24 November 1967 (1967-11-24)30 October 1969 (1969-10-30)1 year, 340 daysCosta e Silva (ARENA)
30
Francisco Xavier de Albuquerque
Francisco Xavier de Albuquerque
(1926–2015)
6 November 1969 (1969-11-06)18 April 1972 (1972-04-18)2 years, 164 daysEmílio Garrastazu Médici (ARENA)
31
Moreira Alves
Moreira Alves
(1933–2023)
18 April 1972 (1972-04-18)18 June 1975 (1975-06-18)3 years, 61 daysEmílio Garrastazu Médici (ARENA)
32
Henrique Fonseca de Araújo
Henrique Fonseca de Araújo
(1913–1996)
10 July 1975 (1975-07-10)15 March 1979 (1979-03-15)3 years, 248 daysErnesto Geisel (ARENA)
33
Firmino Paz
Firmino Paz
(1912–1991)
15 March 1979 (1979-03-15)11 June 1981 (1981-06-11)2 years, 88 daysJoão Figueiredo (ARENA)
34
Inocêncio Mártires Coelho
Inocêncio Mártires Coelho
(born 1941)
11 June 1981 (1981-06-11)15 March 1985 (1985-03-15)3 years, 277 daysJoão Figueiredo (PDS)
35
Sepúlveda Pertence
Sepúlveda Pertence
(1937–2023)
15 March 1985 (1985-03-15)17 May 1989 (1989-05-17)4 years, 63 daysJosé Sarney (MDB)
36
Aristides Junqueira
Aristides Junqueira
(born 1942)
20 June 1989 (1989-06-20)28 June 1995 (1995-06-28)6 years, 8 daysJosé Sarney (MDB)
37
Geraldo Brindeiro
Geraldo Brindeiro
(1948–2021)
28 June 1995 (1995-06-28)28 June 2003 (2003-06-28)8 years, 0 daysFernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB)
38
Claudio Fonteles
Claudio Fonteles
(born 1946)
30 June 2003 (2003-06-30)29 January 2005 (2005-01-29)1 year, 213 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT)
39
Antonio Fernando de Souza
Antonio Fernando de Souza
(born 1948)
30 January 2005 (2005-01-30)28 June 2009 (2009-06-28)4 years, 149 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT)
40
Roberto Gurgel
Roberto Gurgel
(born 1954)
22 July 2009 (2009-07-22)15 August 2013 (2013-08-15)4 years, 24 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT)
Dilma Rousseff (PT)
41
Rodrigo Janot
Rodrigo Janot
(born 1956)
17 September 2013 (2013-09-17)17 September 2017 (2017-09-17)4 years, 0 daysDilma Rousseff (PT)
42
Raquel Dodge
Raquel Dodge
(born 1961)
18 September 2017 (2017-09-18)17 September 2019 (2019-09-17)1 year, 364 daysMichel Temer (MDB)
Alcides Martins
Alcides Martins
(born 1948)
Acting
18 September 2019 (2019-09-18)25 September 2019 (2019-09-25)7 days
43
Augusto Aras
Augusto Aras
(born 1958)
26 September 2019 (2019-09-26)26 September 2023 (2023-09-26)4 years, 0 daysJair Bolsonaro (PSL)
Elizeta Ramos
Elizeta Ramos
(born 1954)
Acting
27 September 2023 (2023-09-27)17 December 2023 (2023-12-17)81 days
44
Paulo Gonet Branco
Paulo Gonet Branco
(born 1961)
18 December 2023 (2023-12-18)Incumbent214 daysLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT)

See also

References

  1. ^ Schroeder, Lucas (18 December 2023). "MP não busca palco nem holofote e deve se ater à harmonia entre Poderes, diz Gonet em posse". CNN Brazil (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 18 December 2023.