Jaques Wagner

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Jaques Wagner
50th Governor of Bahia
In office
1 January 2007 – 1 January 2015
Lieutenant Edmundo Santos
Otto Alencar
Preceded by Paulo Souto
Succeeded by Rui Costa
Personal details
Born (1951-03-16) 16 March 1951 (age 66)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party Workers' Party
Spouse(s) Fátima Mendonça
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (dropped out)
Occupation Politician
Religion Judaism[citation needed]
Nickname(s) Passivo (Passive)

Jaques Wagner[needs IPA] (born March 16, 1951) is a Brazilian politician who was Governor of Bahia from 2007 to 2015[1] and Minister of Defence[2] in 2015.

Wagner, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. In his youth, he was a member of the Labor Zionist youth organization Habonim Dror. He was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT), as well as the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT), a union which has organized more than seven million members. He won reelection in the 2010 Bahia gubernatorial election.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Jaques Wagner (PT) lidera disputa pelo governo do estado". Datafolha. December 23, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-10-20. (Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Jewish governor named Brazil's minister of defense". The Times of Israel. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Governador - Governo do Estado da Bahia". Governador da Bahia (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jacques Wagner named Brazilian minister of defense". Haaretz. Haaretz. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aloízio Mercadante
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
Succeeded by
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Attempted)
Eva Chiavon (Provisional)
Eliseu Padilha