Luciana Lossio Becomes Minister of Brazil’s Tribunal Superior Eleitoral

Luciana Lossio graduated with a degree in law from the Centro Universitario (University College) of Brasilia in 1999. Her major was in electoral law, the area in which she has focused her career. She went on to earn three post-graduate degrees: in civil law, constitutional law, and judicial and ministerial law. She is a member of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Eleitoral (The Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law), an organization committed to research into and sharing of information about electoral law. Electoral law is concerned with the structure of the electoral system, the rights and responsibilities of officials to maintain fair elections, and the lawful transmission of power from one elected official to another.

Ms. Lossio enjoyed considerable success as a lawyer, representing a number of governmental officials and members of the executive in the course of her career as attorney. In 2011 she became the first woman to serve as Ministra Substituta do Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, the highest court in the Brazilian electoral justice system. Ms Lossio had already committed seven years of her career to work in the office of the Attorney General, where she served alongside Claudio Fonteles and Geraldo Brindeiro. In this capacity she drew upon her expertise in electoral law in her appearances before the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral.

Ms. Lossio is now taking over the position of Ministra Titular do Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, bringing to that office years of experience as well as great talent. Her abilities are particularly valuable now, as Brazil stands on the eve of an election year.

She began riding as a child, pursued equestrian training from the age of six, and is clearly determined to make it as much a part of her life as is her legal career. Her titles won in equestrian activities vie with those in her career: for example, she was named Campea Basileira de Salto Amador (Brazilian Amateur Jumping Champion) at a competition hosted by the Sociedade Hipica de Brasilia, in which she and her mount successfully maneuvered jumps over 1.20 meters high. She has also represented Brazil in equestrian competitions in other countries.

As one of the few women to rise to a high and influential position in the Brazilian system of electoral justice, she promises to make a major contribution to her country’s legal success in the course of her career.


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