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|43rd Chief of Staff of Brazil|
8 June 2011 – 2 February 2014
|Preceded by||Antonio Palocci|
|Succeeded by||Aloízio Mercadante|
6 September 1965 |
|Political party||Workers' Party|
Gleisi Helena Hoffmann (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡlejzɪ e̞ˈlẽnɐ] or [ˈɡlejzj ɛˈlẽnɐ ˈɦɔfmɐ̃], born September 6, 1965 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a lawyer and Brazilian politician. She was the Chief of Staff of Brazil from June 8, 2011 to February 2, 2014, during the presidency of Dilma Rousseff.
Born into a religious family of German origin, she began her involvement in politics in the student movement during her youth, becoming a Partido dos Trabalhadores' member in 1989.
Graduated in law in the Centro Universitário Curitiba (Faculdade de Direito de Curitiba).
In October 2010, Hoffmann was elected to the Senate, receiving over 3.1 million votes, the most voted senator from the state of Paraná and the first woman to hold the office. After four months in office, she was appointed Chief of Staff, the highest-ranking member of Brazil's Executive Office, by President Dilma Rousseff.
Gleisi is the wife of Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo. They have two children.
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