Cabo Daciolo

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Cabo Daciolo
Cabo Daciolo em maio de 2017.jpg
Federal Deputy from Rio de Janeiro
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Personal details
BornBenevenuto Daciolo Fonseca dos Santos
(1976-03-30) 30 March 1976 (age 42)
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Political partyPATRI (Since 2018)
AVANTE (2016–2018)
PSOL (2014–2015)
ProfessionMilitary firefighter

Benevenuto Daciolo Fonseca dos Santos (born 30 March 1976),[1] known as Cabo Daciolo (Corporal Daciolo in English), is a Brazilian military firefighter and politician affiliated to Patriota (PATRI). In 2014, he was elected federal deputy. He was expelled from the Socialism and Liberty Party in 2015[2] and later affiliated himself to AVANTE and then to Patriota.

Daciolo gained notoriety in 2011, when he was one of the leaders of the firefighters' strike in Rio de Janeiro. The strikes occupied the headquarters of the corporation and camped in the staircases of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ). Daciolo was arrested and detained for nine days in the Gericinó Penitentiary Complex.[3]

He ran for President of Brazil in the 2018 elections, gaining 1.3% of the popular vote and coming in 6th place.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Cristiane Daciolo and father of three children.[5]

Political career[edit]

He was elected federal deputy for Rio de Janeiro in the state election of 2014.[6]

On May 2015, PSOL National Directory voted, 53 to 1, to expel Daciolo from the party after he proposed a constitutional amendment to alter the first paragraph of the Brazilian Constitution from "all power comes from the people" to "all power comes from God", which, according to the party, harms the secular State. In addition, on March 2015, Daciolo angered PSOL after he defended the release of the 12 cops accused of participating of the torture and death of the bricklayer Amarildo Dias de Souza in 2013.[2] In the same meeting, PSOL also voted, 31 to 24, to not claim Daciolo's term to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).[2]

On December 2017, it was reported the acquition of Daciolo by the Supreme Federal Court based in a law proposed by him when he was subject of a lawsuit. Daciolo was a defendant in a criminal lawsuit for criminal association (Article 288, single paragraph, Penal Code) and for many other devices of the National Security Law, but benefited from his own law, which pardoned firefighters and military police officers from many states that had participation in strikes between 2011 and 2015.[7]

In 28 March 2018, he was chosen by Patriota as pre-candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 general election.[4]

Electoral results[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election year Candidate
No. of overall votes % of overall vote
2018 Cabo Daciolo 1,343,944 1.3 #6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cabo Daciolo 5020" (in Portuguese). Eleições 2014. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Mello Franco, Bernardo (16 May 2015). "PSOL expulsa deputado que tenta trocar o povo por Deus na Constituição" [PSOL expells deputy who tries to change 'the people' for 'God' in the Constitution] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Líder da greve dos bombeiros é expulso com mais 12" [Firefighters' strike leader is expelled along with other 12] (in Portuguese). Veja. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b Rezende, Constança. "De 'fruto de um Deus vivo' a líder de greve: quem é Cabo Daciolo - Notícias - UOL Eleições 2018" [From 'Live God's fruit' to strike leader: who is Cabo Daciolo]. UOL Eleições 2018 (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2018-08-11. Defensor de militares e evangélicos, esse catarinense de Florianópolis, de 42 anos, sempre faz pronunciamentos marcados por citações religiosas e em tom que mistura messianismo e teorias conspiratórias.
  5. ^ Eduardo Alves, Francisco (9 October 2014). "Cabo Daciolo, o 'PSOL de Cristo', quer ser governador do Rio" [Cabo Daciolo, the 'PSOL of Christ', wants to be Governor of Rio de Janeiro] (in Portuguese). O Dia. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ Campos, Mateus (21 October 2014). "Com tom religioso e sem apoio do PSOL-RJ, Daciolo comemora eleição e promete ir a pé até Brasília" [With relligious tone and without PSOL-RJ support, Daciolo celebrates election and promises to walk to Brasília] (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  7. ^ de Vasconcellos, Marcos (14 December 2017). "STF anistia deputado federal com base em lei que ele mesmo criou enquanto era réu" [STF amnesties federal deputy based in a law created by him when a defendant] (in Portuguese). Consultor Jurídico. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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