Eduardo Paes

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Eduardo Paes
Eduardo Paes - 2008.JPG
Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
In office
January 1, 2009 – January 1, 2017
Preceded by Cesar Maia
Personal details
Born (1969-11-14) November 14, 1969 (age 44)
Rio de Janeiro
Political party PMDB

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][4]

“Favelas [slums] are not always a problem. Favelas can sometimes really be a solution.”[5]