Aldo Rebelo

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Aldo Rebelo
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Minister of Defence
In office
October 2, 2015 – May 12, 2016
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Jaques Wagner
Succeeded by Raul Jungmann
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
In office
January 1, 2015 – October 1, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Clelio Campolina Diniz
Succeeded by Celso Pansera
Minister of Sports
In office
October 27, 2011 – January 1, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Orlando Silva
Succeeded by George Hilton
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
September 28, 2005 – February 1, 2007
Preceded by Severino Cavalcanti
Succeeded by Arlindo Chinaglia
Minister of Institutional Affairs
In office
January 23, 2004 – July 20, 2005
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Jaques Wagner
Federal Deputy for São Paulo
In office
February 1, 1991 – February 1, 2015
Alderman of São Paulo
In office
January 1, 1989 – February 1, 1991
Personal details
Born (1956-02-23) February 23, 1956 (age 62)
Viçosa, Alagoas, Brazil
Political party PCdoB (1977–2017)
PSB (2017–2018)
SD (2018–present)

José Aldo Rebelo Figueiredo (born 23 February 1956 in Viçosa) is a Brazilian politician, member of the Solidariedade (SD) and a federal deputy elected by the state of São Paulo. He was President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil from 2005 to 2007.

With President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Venezuela and Vice President José Alencar undergoing medical tests in the United States, Rebelo became the first communist to assume the duties of acting president of Brazil on November 12, 2006. His brief period in office lapsed the next day upon Lula's return.[1]

He was the main author of a controversial project to change Brazil's Forest Code introduced in the 1960s. Those changes, lobbied by Brazilian farmers, aimed to extend the areas that can be legally deforested. Although President Rousseff vetoed some parts of the law drafted under Rebelo’s leadership and finally passed in May 2012, critics such as the WWF saw the law as a catastrophe for the Amazon forest.[2][3]

Rebelo was the Minister of Sports from 27 October 2011 until 1 January 2015. He was the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation from 1 January 2015 to 1 October 2015.[4] He was the Minister of Defense in the cabinet of President Dilma Rousseff from 1 October 2015 to 12 May 2016, when he was replaced by the acting president Michel Temer.[5] He left the Communist Party in August, but then joined the Brazilian Socialist Party in September[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Severino Cavalcanti
President of the Chamber of Deputies
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Arlindo Chinaglia
Government offices
New office Minister of Institutional Affairs
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Jaques Wagner
Preceded by
Orlando Silva
Minister of Sports
2011–2015
Succeeded by
George Hilton
Preceded by
Clelio Campolina Diniz
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
2015
Succeeded by
Celso Pansera
Preceded by
Jaques Wagner
Minister of Defence
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Raul Jungmann