Eduardo Braga

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Eduardo Braga
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Minister of Mines and Energy
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff
Member of the Federal Senate from Rio de Janeiro
In office
February 1, 2011 – December 31, 2014
Succeeded by Omar Aziz
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45th Governor of Amazonas
In office
January 1, 2003 – March 31, 2010
Preceded by Amazonino Mendes
Succeeded by Omar Aziz
Personal details
Born December 6, 1960
Belem, Pará
Political party Brazilian Democratic Movement Party

Carlos Eduardo de Sousa Braga (born December 6, 1960 Belém) is a Brazilian politician, businessman, current Minister of Minister of Mines and Energy and formersenator representing the state of Amazonas.[1] Better known as Eduardo Braga, he was a councilman in Manaus (1981–1985), state deputy (1987–1991), representative (1991–1993), vice-mayor (1993–1994) and mayor (1994–1997). He campaigned for the government of Amazonas in 1998 and for the city hall of Manaus in 2000 without success. He was elected governor of Amazonas in October 2002, in the first turn, with 52.4% of the votes, and assumed office on 1 January 2003. In 2006, Braga was re-elected, in the first turn. He renounced in 2010 to run for the Senate on the elections of that year.[2]

On January 1, 2015 he was named Minister of Minister of Mines and Energy in the cabinet of Dilma Rousseff.[3]

He is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amazonino Mendes
Governor of Amazonas
2003–2003
Succeeded by
Omar Aziz