Fernando Haddad

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Fernando Haddad
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61st Mayor of São Paulo
Assumed office
1 January 2013
Vice Mayor Nádia Campeão
Preceded by Gilberto Kassab
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Minister of Education of Brazil
In office
29 July 2005 – 24 January 2012
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Tarso Genro
Succeeded by Aloizio Mercadante
Personal details
Born ( 1963 -01-25) 25 January 1963 (age 51)
São Paulo, Brazil
Political party Workers' Party

Fernando Haddad (born 25 January 1963) is a Brazilian academic and politician of Lebanese Orthodox Christian origin.

He was the Minister of Education in the cabinet of Dilma Rousseff[1] and is the current mayor of Brazil's largest city, São Paulo.[2]


Haddad holds a master's degree in economics and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of São Paulo.[3] He has devoted much of his career to public service: he has been a consultant for the Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas — an economics research institute — based at the School of Economics, Business and Accounting of the University of São Paulo,[4] chief of staff to the Finance and Economic Development Secretary of the municipality of São Paulo,[4] and a special advisor to the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management.[4] He is also a professor in the politics department of the University of São Paulo.[5]

Haddad took over the cabinet position of Minister of Education on 29 July 2005, when his predecessor, Tarso Genro, left the position to become the chairman of the Workers' Party.[4]

On 2012, Haddad was a candidate for mayor of São Paulo during the 2012 Brazilian municipal elections. After successfully advancing to the second round, he faced former mayor José Serra[6] (who was the most voted candidate in the first round)[7] and won it with 55.57% of the valid votes.[2]

In June 2013, his administration faced big demonstrations, when São Paulo city hall and the government of the state of São Paulo (which runs the train and metro system of São Paulo) announced the raise of the tickets prices from R$3,00 to R$3,20[8] The demonstrations known as the 2013 protests in Brazil, are the biggest protest movement since 1992 against the then Brazilian President in power, Fernando Collor de Mello.


  1. ^ "In Lula's footsteps: Brazil's presidential campaign". The Economist 396 (8689): 50. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Haddad supera Serra, e PT volta a governar São Paulo após oito anos". UOL (in Portuguese) (São Paulo). 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Currículo de Fernando Haddad no Sistema de Currículos Lattes" (in Portuguese). buscatextual.cnpq.br. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Fernando Haddad é o novo ministro da Educação" (in Portuguese). educacaopublica.rj.gov.br. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Conversa com o Ministro da Educação" (in Portuguese). miniweb.com.br. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Brazil's ruling party wins Sao Paulo mayor race: exit polls". France 24. AFP. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Tavener, Ben (9 October 2012). "Brazil in Second Round of 2012 Elections". The Rio Times (Rio de Janeiro). Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Agência Brasil: Manifestantes contra aumento da passagem entram em conflito com PM em São Paulo

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gilberto Kassab
Mayor of São Paulo
2013 ▬ present
Succeeded by