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|Senator from Paraná|
2 February 2014
|Preceded by||Sergio Souza|
1 February 2011 – 8 June 2011
|Preceded by||Flávio Arns|
|Succeeded by||Sergio Souza|
|43rd Chief of Staff of the Presidency|
8 June 2011 – 2 February 2014
|Preceded by||Antonio Palocci|
|Succeeded by||Aloízio Mercadante|
6 September 1965 |
Near Curitiba, Brazil
|Political party||Workers' Party|
Gleisi Helena Hoffmann (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡlejzɪ e̞ˈlẽnɐ] or [ˈɡlejzj ɛˈlẽnɐ ˈɦɔfmɐ̃], born September 6, 1965 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a lawyer and Brazilian politician. She was the Chief of Staff of Brazil from June 8, 2011 to February 2, 2014, during the presidency of Dilma Rousseff.
Born into a religious family of German origin, she began her involvement in politics in the student movement during her youth, becoming a Partido dos Trabalhadores' member in 1989.
Graduated in law in the Centro Universitário Curitiba (Faculdade de Direito de Curitiba).
In October 2010, Hoffmann was elected to the Senate, receiving over 3.1 million votes, the most voted senator from the state of Paraná and the first woman to hold the office. After four months in office, she was appointed Chief of Staff, the highest-ranking member of Brazil's Executive Office, by President Dilma Rousseff.
Hoffmann was accused of receiving R$1.000.000,00 of Petrobras dirty money in her campaign to the Senate in 2010. She is currently under investigation by the Supreme Court for that alleged crime.
Gleisi is the wife of the ex-Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo. They have two children.
In June 23, 2016, her husband Paulo Bernardo was arrested by the Federal Police charged of receiving bribery from the Federal Government loan program for retired workers. In June 29, 2016, Paulo Bernardo was released from jail as per a preliminary monocratic decision taken by the Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Dias Toffoli, who was, in the past, attorney of the Worker's Party (PT).
- "Conheça a trajetória política de Gleisi Hoffmann (political trajectory Gleisi Hoffmann)" (in Portuguese). June 7, 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Colitt, Raymond; Stuart Grudgings (June 8, 2011). "Brazil's Rousseff tries to move on after aide quits". Reuters. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- "Gleisi diz que Dilma manifesta 'apreço' ao Congresso ao escolhê-la" (in Portuguese). June 8, 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
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