Tarso Genro

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Tarso Genro
Tarso Genro em 2011.jpg
37th Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
January 1, 2011 – January 1, 2015
Vice GovernorBeto Grill
Preceded byYeda Crusius
Succeeded byJosé Ivo Sartori
Other positions
Minister of Justice
In office
March 16, 2007 – February 10, 2010
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byMárcio Thomaz Bastos
Succeeded byLuiz Paulo Barreto
Minister of Institutional Relations
In office
April 3, 2006 – March 16, 2007
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byJaques Wagner
Succeeded byWalfrido dos Mares Guia
National President of the Workers' Party
In office
July 9, 2005 – October 11, 2005
Preceded byJosé Genoino
Succeeded byRicardo Berzoini
Minister of Education
In office
January 27, 2004 – July 29, 2005
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byCristovam Buarque
Succeeded byFernando Haddad
38th and 40th Mayor of Porto Alegre
In office
January 1, 2001 – April 4, 2002
Preceded byRaul Pont
Succeeded byJoão Verle
In office
January 1, 1993 – January 1, 1997
Preceded byOlívio Dutra
Succeeded byRaul Pont
Personal details
Born (1947-03-06) March 6, 1947 (age 72)
São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political partyWorkers' Party
Spouse(s)Sandra Krebs Genro
ChildrenLuciana
Vanessa
Alma materFederal University of Santa Maria

Tarso Fernando Herz Genro (born March 6, 1947) is a Brazilian politician, and a member of the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT). As a result of the Mensalão scandal, Genro served the remainder of José Genoíno's term as party president in 2005. Ricardo Berzoini was elected to the post later that year.

Following his service as interim president, Genro was a top political adviser to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil (2006–2010), during the contentious, but quite successful, 2006 Presidential campaign.[1] On 16 March 2007, he became the new Minister of Justice in Lula's cabinet.

Genro is the former mayor of Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, and was a candidate for the state's governorship in 2010. Between 2011–2015, he was Governor of Rio Grande do Sul.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Olivio Dutra
Mayor of Porto Alegre
1993–1997
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Raul Pont
Preceded by
Raul Pont
Succeeded by
João Verle
Preceded by
Cristovam Buarque
Minister of Education
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Fernando Haddad
Preceded by
Jaques Wagner
Minister of Institutional Relations
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Walfrido dos Mares Guia
Preceded by
Márcio Thomaz Bastos
Minister of Justice
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Luiz Paulo Barreto
Preceded by
Yeda Crusius
Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
2011–2015
Succeeded by
José Ivo Sartori
Political offices
Preceded by
José Genoino
National President of the Workers' Party
2005
Succeeded by
Ricardo Berzoini