Hamilton Mourão

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Hamilton Mourão
Hamilton Mourão em 15 de abril de 2019.jpg
25th Vice President of Brazil
Assumed office
1 January 2019
PresidentJair Bolsonaro
Preceded byMichel Temer (2011–2016)
Personal details
Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão

(1953-08-15) 15 August 1953 (age 67)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Political partyPRTB (Since 2018)
MotherWanda Coronel Martins
FatherAntônio Hamilton Mourão
Military service
AllegianceBrazil Brazil
Branch/serviceCoat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service1969–2018
RankGeneral do Exército.gif General
  • 27th Field Artillery Group
  • 2nd Jungle Infantry Brigade
  • 6th Army Division
  • South Military Command
  • Secretary of Economy and Finances

Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão (born 15 August 1953) is a Brazilian politician and retired Army General. He is the Vice President of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He held the highest post a Brazilian Soldier can reach during peace time.[1] He is also the son of General Antônio Hamilton Mourão and Wanda Coronel Martins. He retired on February 28, 2018.[2]

On May 8, 2018, Mourão announced his membership of the Brazilian Labor Renewal Party (PRTB), and his plans to run for President of Brazil.[3] However, in August of 2018, Mourão became the running mate of right-wing Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.[4] They won the second round of the election on 28 October 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Comando Militar do Sul terá novo comandante" [Southern Military Command will have new commander] (in Portuguese). DefesaNet. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. Coutinho, Mateus (28 February 2018). "Judiciário tem que 'expurgar' Temer, diz general Mourão" [Judiciary has to 'expurgate' Temer, says general Mourão]. O Globo (in Portuguese). Infoglobo. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. Mantovani, Kelly (8 May 2018). "General Mourão filia-se ao PRTB e pode ser candidato a presidente pelo partido" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. "Bolsonaro anuncia general Hamilton Mourão como vice" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.