Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Official portrait of Fernando Henrique Cardoso
34th President of Brazil
In office
1 January 1995 – 1 January 2003
Vice President Marco Maciel
Preceded by Itamar Franco
Succeeded by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
192nd Minister of Finance
In office
19 May 1993 – 30 March 1994
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Eliseu Resende
Succeeded by Rubens Ricupero
119th Minister of External Relations
In office
5 October 1992 – 20 May 1993
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Celso Lafer
Succeeded by Luiz Felipe Palmeira Lampreia
Federal Senator from Sao Paulo
In office
15 March 1983 – 5 October 1992
Preceded by Dulce Sales Cunha Braga
Succeeded by Marcos Ribeiro de Mendonça
Personal details
Born Fernando Henrique Cardoso
18 June 1931 (1931-06-18) (age 83)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party Brazilian Social Democracy Party - PSDB
Spouse(s) Ruth Corrêa Leite Cardoso (1953-2008, her death)
Children Paulo Henrique Cardoso
Luciana Cardoso
Beatriz Cardoso
Residence São Paulo
Alma mater Universidade de São Paulo
Profession Sociologist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Portuguese: [feɾˈnɐ̃dw ẽjˈʁiki kaʁˈdozu]; born June 18, 1931), also known by his initials FHC ([ˈɛfjɐˌɡaˈse]) is a Brazilian politician. He was the 34th President of Brazil. He served for two terms from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003.[1]

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