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President and Vice President (Brazil)

Presidente e Vice-Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil

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President of the Republic

[Presidential
 Standard of Brazil] 2:3 or 3:4 image by Ivan Sarajcic

Flags Through the Ages and Across the World shows an illustration of the Presidential flag of Brazil on page 217 (ratio 2:3) but specifies no dates. Maybe others have more information.
C. Eugene Baldwin, 23 September 1998

The coat of arms seems to be about 3/4 of hoist in height. According to Album des Pavillons, 2000 and the Brazilian Navy Ceremonial Manual, it seems that the version used, at least in the Brazilian Navy is actually 3:4.
Željko Heimer, 21 March 2001

Two old sources show a different version of the Brazilian President's standard, with the coat of arms offset toward the hoist, its center line lying on about one-third of the way from the hoist to the fly. I found this in the British Admiralty's 1907 Flags in Use at the Present Time and the 1905 German Navy Flaggenbuch. By the time of the 1914 U.S. Navy Flags of Maritime Nations, the coat of arms is shown centered as at present, the only difference from the modern flag being the inscription on the ribbon of the coat of arms, Estados Unidos do Brasil rather than República Federativa do Brasil. No presidential flag is shown at all in the 1899 edition of Flags of Maritime Nations. So the timeframe for the off-center coat of arms would appear to be circa 1900 to circa 1910.
Joseph McMillan, 18 April 2001


Presidential Sash

[Presidential Sash of Brazil]     [Presidential Sash of Brazil] images by Eugene Ipavec, 29 September 2009

In today's online edition of the BBC News website ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8242751.stm ), one can see current Brazilian President Luis Ignácio "Lula" Da Silva wearing the Brazilian presidential sash. It is a rectangular shaped sash, green/yellow/green stripes equal in size, with the Brazilian coat of arms in the middle.
Estevan Rivera, 7 September 2009


Vice President of the Republic

[Vice President of Brazil] 2:3 or 3:4 image by Jordi Pérez

According to a no-longer-active page on the Brazilian presidential website the flag of the Vice-President of Brazil is officially described as follows:

Decree No. 69,026 of 6 August 1971 approved and officially ordered to be adopted the flag (bandeira-insígnia) of the Vice President of the Republic.

The use of the flag of the Vice President of the Republic will follow the Brazilian Navy Ceremonial, the Armed Forces Regulation on Salutes, Honors, and Signs of Respect, and appropriate regulations. The characteristics of the flag of the Vice President of the Republic will be the following: a rectangular flag, the longer side of which is one and a half times the shorter; the color the yellow of the national flag; twenty-three blue stars disposed in a cross dividing the flag into four equal quadrants; the arms of the cross with 15 stars in the direction of the length and nine in the width, equally spaced in both arms; the star situated in the center of the cross coinciding with the center of the flag; in the middle of the upper left quadrant, the arms of the Republic in the colors established by Decree No. 4, of 19 November 1889.

Santiago Dotor, 17 November 2000, translated by Joseph McMillan

The Brazilian Navy Ceremonial, refers to the Vice-President's flag as a pavilhão as well as a bandeira-insígnia.
Joseph McMillan, 21 March 2001