Aureliano Chaves

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Aureliano Chaves (January 13, 1929–April 30, 2003) was a Brazilian politician.

Born in Três Pontas, state of Minas Gerais, he was a Representative of this state in the Chamber of Deputies in 1967 from the ARENA party. He was selected as the governor of Minas Gerais state from 1975 to 1978 and was elected vice-president in 1979 under João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo. He acted as president during Figueiredo's health crisis in 1981 and 1983.

After the democratization of Brazil, he ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Brazil. After the elections of 1989 he retired from politics.

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