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|Carlos Coimbra da Luz|
|President of Brazil|
November 9, 1955 – November 11, 1955
|Preceded by||Café Filho|
|Succeeded by||Nereu Ramos|
August 4, 1894|
Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Died||February 9, 1961
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Political party||Social Democratic Party – PSD|
Carlos Coimbra da Luz (Portuguese: [ˈkaɾlus koˈĩbrɐ da ˈlus]; 1894–1961) was a Brazilian politician. After the political crisis following the Getúlio Vargas suicide in 1954, Carlos Luz was the second of three presidents that ruled Brazil in a brief period of 16 months. At the time of President Café Filho's alleged illness he was the president of the Chamber of Deputies, and so the next in the line of succession to the Presidency, since Café Filho had been the Vice President under Vargas. Luz headed the government only two days in November 1955 and was deposed by the Minister of Defense Teixeira Lott over his fear that Luz may support a plot to prevent President-elect Juscelino Kubitschek from taking office.
As of 2013, Luz remains the shortest-serving President of Brazil.
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