In May of 2016, it was announced that Luciana Lossio will be the new Minister of TSE. She is the successor of the Minister Arnaldo Versiani due to his departure. The swearing-in ceremony occurred on May 26, 2016 in the Court Plenary itself around 7pm.
With amazing accomplishments in which Lossio earned, it’s no wonder why she was chosen for such a honorable position. She has proven to be a devoted professional in various ways. In 2011, she made history by becoming a pioneering woman who occupied one of the three exclusive destination waves for attorneys. She also is a proven expert in her field by working with the electoral law, and she is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law (IBRADE). She is also well articulated, and thus, she has effectively used this ability in various forms of defense. And with this talent, she focused more on respecting the human being and his/her rights.
In 1999, Lossio earned her law degree from the Centro Universitario de Brasilia (UniCeub). She also was approved in the Order of Lawyers of Brazil (OAB) in the same year. And with sheer ambition and determination, she also achieved three post-graduate degrees in Civil Procedural Law, the Legal System and Public Ministry, and the Law and State Constitution.
She served as the Attorney General of the Republic for over seven years where she worked alongside Geraldo Brindeiro and Claudio Fonteles, two former Attorney General of the Republic. While in this position, Lossio worked hard in utilizing advisory processes accordingly to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and the TSE. She always worked hard ensuring all goes accordingly with the legislation.
She also has proven to be a great visionary. A visionary is always ahead of his/her time in which he/she demonstrates skills to deal with situations requiring complexity. Lossio has demonstrated ultimate professionalism as a lawyer and in other legal functions with great efforts, skills, and talent. Her resume and life work show why she qualifies for her current position.
As indicated in the Federal Constitution, the TSE must have at least seven judges. Three of these positions must first be in the Supreme Court and two other attorneys chosen from three possible appointments that are granted by the Supreme Court. Lossio was chosen for her technical and professional capacity.