Tarso Genro

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Tarso Genro
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Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Yeda Crusius
Personal details
Born March 6, 1947
São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul
Political party Workers' Party

Tarso Fernando Herz Genro (born March 6, 1947 São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian politician, and a member of the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT). As a result of the Mensalão scandal, Genro served the remainder of José Genoíno's term as party president in 2005. Ricardo Berzoini was elected to the post later that year.

Following his service as interim president, Genro was a top political adviser to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil (2006–2010), during the contentious, but quite successful, 2006 Presidential campaign.[1] On 16 March 2007, he became the new Minister of Justice in Lula's cabinet.

Genro is the former mayor of Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, and was a candidate for the state's governorship in 2010. Since January 1, 2011, he is the Governor of Rio Grande do Sul.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Da Silva faces a runoff vote in Brazil - International Herald Tribune
Political offices
Preceded by
Yeda Crusius
Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Márcio Thomaz Bastos
Minister of Justice
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Luiz Paulo Barreto
Preceded by
Cristovam Buarque
Minister of Education
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Fernando Haddad
Preceded by
Raul Pont
Mayor of Porto Alegre
2000–2001
Succeeded by
João Verle
Preceded by
Olivio Dutra
Mayor of Porto Alegre
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Raul Pont