Brazilian Candidates Profiles
By: P. Rodrigues
There is a total of 13 candidates for presidency this year (2018):
1. Alvaro Dias
2. Cabo Daciolo
3. Ciro Gomes
4. Fernando Haddad
5. Geraldo Alckmin
6. Guilherme Boulos
7. Henrique Meirelles
8. Jair Bolsonaro
9. João Amoedo
10. Joao Goulart Filho
11. Jose Maria Eymael
12. Marina Silva
13. Vera Lucia
Net Worth: R$ 2,889,933.32
Vice: Paulo Rabello
Background: 4th time in a row as elected senator and, in 1991, elected governor.
In 2001 Alvaro Dias was expelled from his party but returned in 2003.
Net Worth: n/a
Vice: Suelene Balduino
Background: Elected federal deputy in Rio De Janeiro
Net Worth: R$ 1,695,203.15
Vice: Katia Abreu
Background: Tried presidency twice in 1998 and 2002, but was defeated in both occasions.
Governor of Ceará.
Changed party seven times: PDS, PMDB, PSDB, PPS, PSB, PROS, e PDT.
Occupation: Business Man
Net Worth: R$ 6,135,114.71
Vice: Helvio Costa
Background: Tried presidency four times already, (1998, 2006, 2010 and 2014) but was also defeated in all occasions.
Was elected Federal Deputy in 1988.
Net Worth: R$ 429,451.09
Vice: Manuela D’Avila (PCdoB)
Background: Ex-mayor of São Paulo and minister of Education.
This is the first time Fernando Haddad is running for presidency.
Net Worth: R$ 1,379,131.70
Vice: Ana Amelia Lemos
Background: Tried presidency in 2006 but lost to Lula.
Former governor of Sao Paulo.
Net Worth: R$ 15,461,00
Vice: Sonia Guajajara
Background: 36 years coordinating Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem-Teto (MTST).
First time running for presidency.
Net Worth: R$377,496,700.70
Vice: Germano Rigotto
Background: Became federal deputy in 2002, and president of Banco Central in 2003 (chosen by president Lula).
Ruled BC until the end of Lula’s presidency in 2010.
Occupation: Member of the Armed Forces
Net Worth: R$ 2,286,779.48
Vice: General Mourao
Background: Elected deputy seven times already.
Changed party once from PSC to PSL.
Has a military history (graduated the army in 1977 and became captain in 1988, the same year he was elected Rio de Janeiro’s City Council)
Net Worth: R$ 425.066.485,46
Vice: Professor Christian (NOVO)
Background: Graduation in Civil Engineering and Administration, Joao Amoedo was vice-president of UniBanco e counselor of the administration branch of Itau-BBA.
Founded his party, NOVO, in February 12 2011, but gave up being president of the party to run for presidency of Brazil
Joao Goulart Filho
Net Worth: R$ 8.591.035,79
Vice: Leo da Silva Alves
Background: Son of the ex-president Joao Goulart, which was removed from office by Military Action in 1964.
Net Worth: R$ 118.835,13
Vice: Eduardo Jorge
Background: Elected deputy in the state of Acre from 1991 to 1994, she was then elected senator in 1995 and remained in office until 2010.
Tried running for presidency twice already.
Net Worth: R$ 20.000,00
Background: Expelled from PT in 1992, causing her to found the party of PSTU.
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