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February 04, 2016 at 06:23 PM EST

Ricardo Chavira has landed a recurring role on Scandal, EW has exclusively learned.

The Desperate Housewives alum is set to join the cast in the second episode back from the winter hiatus, though details on his role are being kept under wraps.

Because Scandal is jumping ahead six months after the events of the midseason finale, the presidential primary election is mounting, so Chavira could be playing either an opponent for Mellie (Bellamy Young) on the Republican side, or a challenger on the Democratic side.

“It’s an amazing field of candidates,” Young recently told us of Scandal‘s upcoming election. “I cannot wait for everybody to see some new and old faces. Some folks will be a surprise, some folks will be folks you know very, very well, and some folks you may not have seen in a minute. It’s good and juicy.”

Scandal returns Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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