Eduardo Paes

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Eduardo Paes
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52nd Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Assumed office
1 January 2009
Preceded by Cesar Maia
Secretary of Tourism, Sport and Recreation of the State of Rio de Janeiro
In office
1 January 2007 – 4 June 2008
Governor Sérgio Cabral
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 February 1999 – 1 February 2007
Constituency Rio de Janeiro
Member of a Municipal Chamber
In office
1 February 1997 – 1 February 1999
Constituency Rio de Janeiro
Deputy Mayor of the West Zone of the City of Rio de Janeiro
In office
1 January 1993 – 1 January 1997
Nominated by Cesar Maia
Personal details
Born (1969-11-14) 14 November 1969 (age 45)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party PMDB
Spouse(s) Cristine Paes
Children 2
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

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.[1] 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.[2] Though when it came to be his administration as Rio de Janeiro's mayor, the scandals would happen as well.[3]