Eduardo Braga

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Eduardo Braga
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Minister of Mines and Energy
In office
January 1, 2015 – May 12, 2016
President Dilma Rousseff
Succeeded by Fernando Coelho Filho
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Member of the Federal Senate from Amazonas
Assumed office
February 1, 2011
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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, Brazil
Political party Brazilian Democratic Movement Party

Carlos Eduardo de Sousa Braga (born December 6, 1960) is a Brazilian politician, businessman, current Minister of Mines and Energy and former senator 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).


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