61st Mayor of São Paulo
1 January 2013
|Vice Mayor||Nádia Campeão|
|Preceded by||Gilberto Kassab|
Minister of Education of Brazil
29 July 2005 – 24 January 2012
|President||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
|Preceded by||Tarso Genro|
|Succeeded by||Aloizio Mercadante|
25 January 1963 |
São Paulo, Brazil
|Political party||Workers' Party|
Haddad holds a master's degree in economics and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of São Paulo. 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, chief of staff to the Finance and Economic Development Secretary of the municipality of São Paulo, and a special advisor to the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. He is also a professor in the politics department of the University of São Paulo.
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 (who was the most voted candidate in the first round) and won it with 55.57% of the valid votes.
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 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.
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- Agência Brasil: Manifestantes contra aumento da passagem entram em conflito com PM em São Paulo
- São Paulo 2004 mayoral race pages
- http://citymayors.com/mayors/saopaulo_mayor.html Profile on CityMayors.com
|Mayor of São Paulo
2013 ▬ present