|25th Vice President of Brazil|
1 January 2019
|Succeeding||Michel Temer (2011–2016)|
Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão
15 August 1953
Porto Alegre, Brazil
|Political party||PRTB (Since 2018)|
|Mother||Wanda Coronel Martins|
|Father||Antônio Hamilton Mourão|
|Years of service||1969–2018|
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. He is also the son of General Antônio Hamilton Mourão and Wanda Coronel Martins. He retired on February 28, 2018.
On May 8, 2018, Mourão announced his membership of the Brazilian Labor Renewal Party (PRTB), and his plans to run for President of Brazil. However, in August of 2018, Mourão became the running mate of right-wing Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. They won the second round of the election on 28 October 2018.
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- "Comando Militar do Sul terá novo comandante" [Southern Military Command will have new commander] (in Portuguese). DefesaNet. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Bolsonaro anuncia general Hamilton Mourão como vice" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.