Sérgio Cabral Filho

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Sérgio Cabral Filho
Governor of Rio de Janeiro
In office
January 1, 2007 – April 3, 2014
Preceded by Rosângela Matheus
Succeeded by Luiz Fernando de Souza
Senator of Brazil
from Rio de Janeiro
In office
Personal details
Born (1963-01-27) January 27, 1963 (age 51)
Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro
Political party PMDB
Spouse(s) Adriana de Lourdes Ancelmo (2004-2011) (separate)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Sérgio de Oliveira Cabral Santos Filho (born January 27, 1963), is a Brazilian politician and journalist.[1]

In the 2006 Brazilian general elections, he was elected governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro; he was sworn into office on January 1, 2007.

His father is journalist Sérgio Cabral.

Cabral Filho was a state representative for the state of Rio de Janeiro between 1991 and 2002, having presided the State Assembly from 1995 to 2002. In the 2002 general elections, he was elected senator for the state of Rio de Janeiro, a position he occupied from January 2003 until December 2006, when he resigned in order to run in the Rio de Janeiro Gubernatorial elections, having been replaced in Senate by Regis Fitchner.

He had also run for Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1996 with a PSDB ticket, but his election as governor happened after he had transferred to PMDB, in which occasion he and his running mate, Luís Fernando de Sousa, had 5,129,064 votes in the run-off (68% of the total valid votes state-wide) with PPS's Denise Frossard (who had 32% of the valid votes).

Cabral was chosen to give apologies to 120 people, including Dilma Rousseff the 36th President of Brazil, regarding human rights abuses suffered during the dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1961 to 1985.[2]


Preceded by
Rosângela Matheus
Governor of Rio de Janeiro