Waldir Pires

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Waldir Pires
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Minister of Defence of Brazil
In office
March 31, 2006 – July 25, 2007
Preceded by José Alencar
Succeeded by Nelson Jobim
41st Governor of Bahia
In office
March 15, 1987 – May 14, 1989
Preceded by João Durval Carneiro
Succeeded by Nilo Moraes Coelho
Minister of Social Security
In office
March 15, 1985 – February 13, 1986
Preceded by Jarbas Passarinho
Succeeded by Raphael de Almeida Magalhães
Personal details
Born (1926-10-21) October 21, 1926 (age 90)
Acajutiba, Brazil
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Francisco Waldir Pires de Souza (born October 21, 1926) is a politician of Brazil. He is the former Minister of Defence for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,[1] fired due to gross incompetence and inaction during Brazil's aviation crisis of 2006-2007.[2] At the time of the crisis, he was accused by some[who?] in Brazil of nearing senility. He was replaced by Former Supreme Court President Nelson Jobim.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
José Alencar
Minister of Defence of Brazil
Succeeded by
Nelson Jobim