52nd Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
1 January 2009
|Preceded by||Cesar Maia|
Federal Deputy of Brazil
1 February 1999 – 31 December 2006
|Constituency||State of Rio de Janeiro|
14 November 1969 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eduardo da Costa Paes (Brazilian Portuguese: [eˈdwaʁdu dɐ ˈkɔstɐ pɐjs]) (born 14 November 1969) is a Brazilian politician who is the mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, having defeated Fernando Gabeira in the 2008 Elections. On 12 August 2012, at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, Paes received the Olympic Flag, via Jacques Rogge, from London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
Paes was a noted trenchant critic of the Lula administration, particularly during the Mensalão scandal in 2005 over alleged payments to congressmen for votes. Though when it came to be his administration as Rio de Janeiro's mayor, the scandals would happen as well.
- "Eduardo Paes is elected the mayor of Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese)". Globo.com. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
- "The mayor who brought the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro".
- Taylor, Adam (1 October 2012). "Mayor Of Rio Accused Of Paying Rivals $500,000 To Drop Out Of Election". Business Insider. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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