|State Deputy of Rio Grande do Sul|
|Assumed office |
1 February 2015
|Federal Deputy for Rio Grande do Sul|
1 February 2007 – 1 February 2015
|Councillor of Porto Alegre|
1 January 2005 – 1 February 2007
Manuela Pinto Vieira d'Ávila
18 August 1981
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
|Political party||PCdoB (2001–present)|
Duca Leindecker (m. 2012)
|Mother||Ana Lúcia Pinto Vieira|
|Father||Alfredo Luis Mendes D'Ávila|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul|
|Profession||Journalist and Politician|
Manuela Pinto Vieira d'Ávila (born August 18, 1981) is a Brazilian journalist and politician, member of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) since 2001. She was federal deputy from Rio Grande do Sul between 2007 and 2015 and leader of her party in the Chamber of Deputies in 2013. Currently, she is a state deputy for her state.
Born in Porto Alegre, D'Ávila started her political career in the student movement and eventually joined the PCdoB. She was the youngest city councilor in the history of Porto Alegre, being elected in 2004. She was elected federal deputy in 2006 and reelected in 2010.
D'Ávila ran for mayor in her state's capital twice. In the first run, in 2008, she finished 3rd. In her second run, in 2012, she was placed 2nd, being defeated in the first round by José Fortunati (PDT). In 2014, she was elected a state deputy with the highest number of votes for that office in that year.
Between February 2008 and January 2010, she dated then federal deputy and former Minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo. On June 2012, during an interview in the Brazilian late night show Agora É Tarde, she stated that the decision to admit the relationship with the former deputy was "the bravest decision that ever made in [her] life as a parliamentarian".
During the Communist Party congress in November 2017, Manuela was launched as pre-candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 election. However, she later abandoned her campaign in favor of supporting the candidacy of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. On 11 September 2018, D'Ávila became the running mate of Fernando Haddad, who replaced Lula as candidate after he was barred from running by the Superior Electoral Court.
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- "Deputada comunista "entrega" ministro na TV" (in Portuguese). O Dia. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Manuela D'Ávila participa do Agora é Tarde de 19/06/2012" (in Portuguese). Uol. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "PC do B anuncia Manuela d'Ávila como pré-candidata a presidente em 2018" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- Savarese, Mauricio; Prengaman, Peter (11 September 2018). "Brazil race begins in earnest with da Silva off party ticket". ABC News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "Deputado Manuela D'Ávila anuncia gravidez de seu primeiro filho" (in Portuguese). G1. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Nasce a filha da deputada estadual Manuela D'Ávila" (in Portuguese). G1. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Patrimônio de Manuela D'Ávila, do PCdoB, cresce 1200%". epoca.globo.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
- "Delações da Odebrecht: Manuela d'Ávila é suspeita de receber doações via caixa 2". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
|Party political offices|
|New political party|| PCdoB nominee for Vice President of Brazil