Marco Maciel

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His Excellency
Marco Maciel
Marco maciel 2010.jpg
22nd Vice President of Brazil
In office
January 1, 1995 – December 31, 2002
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Itamar Franco
Succeeded by José Alencar
Other political positions
Senator for Pernambuco
In office
February 1, 2003 – February 1, 2011
In office
February 1, 1983 – December 15, 1994
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
February 14, 1986 – April 30, 1987
President José Sarney
Preceded by José Hugo Castelo Branco
Succeeded by Ronaldo Costa Couto
Minister of Education
In office
March 15, 1985 – February 14, 1986
President José Sarney
Preceded by Esther de Figueiredo Ferraz
Succeeded by Jorge Bornhausen
45th Governor of Pernambuco
In office
March 15, 1979 – May 15, 1982
Vice Governor Roberto Magalhães
Preceded by Moura Cavalcanti
Succeeded by José Muniz Ramos
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
February 28, 1977 – February 2, 1979
Preceded by Célio Borja
Succeeded by Flávio Marcílio
Federal Deputy for Pernambuco
In office
February 1, 1971 – February 1, 1979
State Deputy of Pernambuco
In office
February 1, 1967 – February 1, 1971
Personal details
Born (1940-07-21) July 21, 1940 (age 77)
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Political party ARENA (1966–1979)
PDS (1980–1984)
PFL (1985–2007)
DEM (2007–present)
Spouse(s) Anna Maria Ferreira (m. 1966)[1]
Parents José do Rego Maciel
Carmen Sílvia Cavalcanti

Marco Antônio de Oliveira Maciel (born July 21, 1940) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer and law school professor who served as the 22nd Vice President of Brazil from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2002, twice elected [2] on the same ticket as center-left President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in the 1994 and 1998 general elections. He was a founder of the conservative PFL party, former ARENA.

Before vice presidency he was chairman of the Chamber of Deputies (1977–1979), Governor of Pernambuco (1979-1982), Minister of Education (1985–1986) and Chief of President Sarney's cabinet (1986–1987). Maciel returned to the Senate following his Vice Presidency, until he was defeated in 2010.

Maciel was elected to the 39th Chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters (ABL) in 2003.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Marco Maciel is married to Ana Maria Maciel and has three sons, he is also a practising Roman Catholic.[4]


  1. ^ "Esposa de Marco Maciel comanda "rede de cuidado"" (in Portuguese). NE10. June 26, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Brazil's new Embraer 70-seat jet rivals small Boeing, Airbus planes". Waterloo Region Record. October 30, 2001. p. C8. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Tinoco, Bianca (December 10, 2003). "Marco Maciel é eleito imortal" (in Portuguese). Academia Brasileira de Letras. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ Carneiro, Cláudia. "O discreto poder de Marco Macial" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Roberto Marinho
9th Academic of the 39th chair of the
Brazilian Academy of Letters

December 10, 2003–present
Political offices
Preceded by
Célio Borja
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Succeeded by
Flávio Marcílio
Preceded by
Moura Cavalcanti
45th Governor of Pernambuco
Succeeded by
José Muniz Ramos
Preceded by
Esther de Figueiredo Ferraz
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Jorge Bornhausen
Preceded by
José Hugo Castelo Branco
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
Succeeded by
Ronaldo Costa Couto
Preceded by
Itamar Franco
Vice President of Brazil
Succeeded by
José Alencar