Waldir Pires

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Francisco Waldir Pires de Souza (21 October 1926 – 22 June 2018) was a Brazilian politician. He served as Minister of Defence under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,[1] before being fired in 2007.[2] From 1987 to 1989, he served as Governor of Bahia. He was born in Acajutiba, Brazil.

Pires died on 22 June 2018 in Rio de Janeiro of multiple organ failure at the age of 91.[3]

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