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Manuela d'Ávila
Manuela d'Ávila em dezembro de 2017.jpg
State Deputy of Rio Grande do Sul
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Federal Deputy for Rio Grande do Sul
In office
1 February 2007 – 1 February 2015
Councillor of Porto Alegre
In office
1 January 2005 – 1 February 2007
Personal details
Manuela Pinto Vieira d'Ávila

(1981-08-18) 18 August 1981 (age 37)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political partyPCdoB (2001–present)
Duca Leindecker (m. 2012)
MotherAna Lúcia Pinto Vieira[1]
FatherAlfredo Luis Mendes D'Ávila[1]
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
ProfessionJournalist 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.

She was the Worker's Party candidate for the vice-presidency of Brazil in the 2018 general election.


d'Avila at 6th Campus Party, 2012

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Between February 2008 and January 2010, she dated then federal deputy and former Minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo.[2] 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".[3]

During the Communist Party congress in November 2017, Manuela was launched as pre-candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 election.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life

She is married to musician Duca Leindecker.[6] Her first daughter, Laura, was born on August 27, 2015.[7]


Between 2010 and 2014, D'Ávila's equity have grown 1200%[8] according to the newspaper O Globo.

In a 2017 Operation Car Wash statement, former Odebrecht CEO Alexandrino Alencar accused D'Ávila of illicitly receiving R$360.000,00 (US$100,000) for the electoral campaigns.[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Conheça os Deputados". Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Deputada comunista "entrega" ministro na TV" (in Portuguese). O Dia. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Manuela D'Ávila participa do Agora é Tarde de 19/06/2012" (in Portuguese). Uol. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ "PC do B anuncia Manuela d'Ávila como pré-candidata a presidente em 2018" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ Savarese, Mauricio; Prengaman, Peter (11 September 2018). "Brazil race begins in earnest with da Silva off party ticket". ABC News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Deputado Manuela D'Ávila anuncia gravidez de seu primeiro filho" (in Portuguese). G1. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Nasce a filha da deputada estadual Manuela D'Ávila" (in Portuguese). G1. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Patrimônio de Manuela D'Ávila, do PCdoB, cresce 1200%". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  9. ^ "Delações da Odebrecht: Manuela d'Ávila é suspeita de receber doações via caixa 2". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
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