Aloysio Nunes

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Aloysio Nunes
Aloysio Nunes
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
7 March 2017 – 1 January 2019
PresidentMichel Temer
Preceded byJosé Serra
Succeeded byErnesto Araújo
Senator for São Paulo
In office
1 February 2011 – 2 March 2017
Minister of Justice
In office
14 November 2001 – 3 April 2002
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byJosé Gregori
Succeeded byMiguel Reale Júnior
Minister of the Presidency
In office
3 August 1999 – 14 November 2001
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byEduardo Graeff (Acting)
Succeeded byArthur Virgílio
Federal Deputy for São Paulo
In office
1 February 1995 – 1 February 2007
Vice Governor of São Paulo
In office
15 March 1991 – 1 January 1995
GovernorLuiz Antônio Fleury
Preceded byAlmino Afonso
Succeeded byGeraldo Alckmin
State Deputy of São Paulo
In office
1 February 1983 – 1 February 1991
Personal details
Born (1945-04-05) 5 April 1945 (age 74)
São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Political partyPSDB (1997–present)
Other political
PCB (1963–1974)
MDB (1974–1980)
PMDB (1980–1997)
Spouse(s)Gisele Nu
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo

Aloysio Nunes Ferreira Filho (born 5 April 1945 in São José do Rio Preto) is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. A member of PSDB, Nunes was a senator from São Paulo from 2011 to 2017, and was Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2019.[1]


Aloysio Nunes attended the University of São Paulo Law School in the 1960s when he got involved into politics, associated with the Brazilian Communist Party. During the military dictatorship he participated in protest robberies and mugging. Later he was exiled in Paris, France.

In 1979 he was able to return to Brazilian soil due to the Amnesty Law, that pardoned the oppositionist political militants. He de-affiliated from the Brazilian Communist Party and joined the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party. In 1982 he was elected deputy in São Paulo. The dictatorship ended in 1985.

Political career[edit]

In 1990 he was elected vice governor of São Paulo. He governed the state in a few occasions, when the governor was travelling or in each case, absent.

He was candidate for mayor of the city of São Paulo in 1992, but lost to Paulo Maluf.

He was elected federal deputy in 1994. In 1997 he left the party and joined the Brazilian Social Democracy Party. He was a special aide to president Fernando Henrique Cardoso and later his minister of justice.

He worked in the governments of José Serra in the city and the state of São Paulo.

In 2010 he was elected the senator with the highest number of votes in the history of Brazil, with astonishing 11.189.168 votes (30.4%).

He was the candidate to the vice presidency in the 2014 presidential elections in Aécio Neves's ticket. Together they had obtained slightly more than 51 million votes, however they lost the elections by a slight margin to Dilma Rousseff, from the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores - PT).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Senator Aloysio Nunes to take over Brazil's Foreign Ministry". Empresa Brasil de Comunicação - Agência Brasil. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
Political offices
Preceded by
Almino Afonso
Vice Governor of São Paulo
Succeeded by
Geraldo Alckmin
Preceded by
José Gregori
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Miguel Reale
Title last held by
José Serra
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Ernesto Araújo
Party political offices
Preceded by
Índio da Costa
PSDB nominee for Vice President of Brazil
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