Eduardo Campos

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Eduardo Campos
Governor of Pernambuco
In office
1 January 2007 – 4 April 2014
Vice GovernorJoão Lyra Neto
Preceded byMendonça Filho
Succeeded byJoão Lyra Neto
Minister of Science and Technology
In office
23 January 2004 – 18 July 2005
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byRoberto Amaral
Succeeded bySérgio Machado Rezende
Personal details
Born(1965-08-10)August 10, 1965
Recife, Brazil
DiedAugust 13, 2014(2014-08-13) (aged 49)
Santos, Brazil
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materFederal University of Pernambuco
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Eduardo Henrique Accioly Campos (Recife, 10 August 1965 – Santos, 13 August 2014) was a Brazilian economist and politician. He was the Leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party – Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB).[1] In April 2014, Eduardo Campos announced his name for the Brazilian Presidential election, naming Marina Silva as vice president.[2]

He was a State Deputy, Federal Deputy, Secretary of Finance of Pernambuco and Minister of Science and Technology.[3] He was the Governor of Pernambuco, between 2007 and 2014, and was, at the time of his death, the President of PSB.

Campos died in 13 August 2014 in an airplane crash at the coastal town of Santos (state of São Paulo).[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Economist, An interview with Eduardo Campos: Real v official Brazil, November 14, 2013.
  2. Campos-Silva ticket confirmed in Brazil 2014 election
  3. "Brazil names new minister of science". SciDev.Net. 23 January 2004. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  4. Thomson Reuters Foundation, Brazil presidential candidate Campos in plane crash, August 13, 2014.