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|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
1 February 2007 – 31 December 2011
|Minister of National Integration|
1 January 2003 – 31 March 2006
|President||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|Preceded by||Luciano Barbosa|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Brito|
|Minister of Finance|
6 September 1994 – 1 January 1995
|Preceded by||Rubens Ricupero|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Malan|
|52nd Governor of Ceará|
15 March 1991 – 6 September 1994
|Vice Governor||Lúcio Alcântara|
|Preceded by||Tasso Jereissati|
|Succeeded by||Francisco Aguiar|
|43rd Mayor of Fortaleza|
15 March 1989 – 2 April 1990
|Preceded by||Maria Luíza Fontenele|
|Succeeded by||Juraci Magalhães|
|Member of a Legislative Assembly|
15 March 1983 – 15 March 1989
|Born||6 November 1957
Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo
|Political party||PDS (1979–1983)
|Spouse(s)||Patrícia Saboya (1983–1999)
Patrícia Pillar (1999–2012)
|Alma mater||Universidade Federal do Ceará|
|Profession||Lawyer and Professor|
Ciro Ferreira Gomes (born 6 November 1957, Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo) is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. He was a founding member of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), but left the party in 1996. He later moved to the Socialist People's Party (PPS) and ran as the PPS' presidential candidate in 1998 and 2002. In 1998 he came in third place and won 11% of the vote, and in 2002 he came in fourth place and won 12% of the vote.
He supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the second round of the latter election, and was ultimately chosen to be the Minister for National Integration in Lula's new government. When the PPS' leadership voted to leave the governing coalition in December 2004, Gomes chose to remain in his post. As a result, the PPS removed him from the party leadership, and he decided to join the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). In 2006 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies with the highest percentage ever achieved by a single candidate in a proportional election - 16.7%.
Ciro Gomes became governor of the Brazilian northeastern state of Ceará in 1990, at the age of 32. The three and a half years he spent as governor coincided with important social reforms. He attracted much international investment, and Unicef praised him for cutting infant mortality by a third. He also famously built a water canal 71 miles long in only 90 days to Fortaleza, the capital, to prevent a water supply crisis.
In 1994 he briefly served as finance minister at a crucial time when the Real Plan was underway as an economic stabilization program. His performance helped Fernando Henrique Cardoso win the election, but he broke with the Cardoso government in 1997.
His second wife was actress Patrícia Pillar (from 1999–2012).He has three brothers and one sister, the civil engineers and politicians Cid Gomes and Lucio Gomes, Ivo Gomes who is also a lawyer and politician and his sister, the doctor and also politician Lia Ferreira Gomes.
- Ciro Gomes Biography, algosobre.com.br (Portuguese)
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