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Jaques Wagner

Jaques Wagner
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Senator for Bahia
Assumed office

1 February 2019
50th Governor of Bahia
In office

1 January 2007 – 1 January 2015
Vice Governor Edmundo Santos (2007–11)

Otto Alencar (2011–15)
Preceded by Paulo Souto
Succeeded by Rui Costa
Other positions
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office

2 October 2015 – 16 March 2016
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Aloizio Mercadante
Succeeded by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Minister of Defence
In office

1 January 2015 – 2 October 2015
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Celso Amorim
Succeeded by Aldo Rebelo
Minister of Institutional Affairs
In office

20 July 2005 – 31 March 2006
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Aldo Rebelo
Succeeded by Tarso Genro
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office

1 January 2003 – 23 January 2004
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Paulo Jobim Filho
Succeeded by Ricardo Berzoini
Federal Deputy for Bahia
In office

1 February 1991 – 1 January 2003
Personal details
Born (1951-03-16) 16 March 1951 (age 69)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party PT (Since 1980)
Spouse(s)
Fátima Mendonça (m. 1990)
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (dropped out)

Jaques Wagner (born 16 March 1951) is a Brazilian politician who was Governor of Bahia from 2007 to 2015[1] and Minister of Defence[2] in 2015.

Wagner, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. In his youth, he was a member of the Labor Zionist youth organization Habonim Dror. He was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT), as well as the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT), a union which has organized more than seven million members. He won reelection in the 2010 Bahia gubernatorial election.[3][4]

Since 2019, he serves as a Senator for the state of Bahia.[5]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Jaques Wagner (PT) lidera disputa pelo governo do estado"Archived 2009-12-23 at the Wayback Machine. Datafolha. December 23, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-10-20. (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Jewish governor named Brazil's minister of defense". The Times of Israel. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Governador - Governo do Estado da Bahia". Governador da Bahia (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Jacques Wagner named Brazilian minister of defense". Haaretz. Haaretz. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Jaques Wagner". Federal Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by

Aldo Rebelo
Minister of Institutional Affairs

2005–2006
Succeeded by

Tarso Genro
Preceded by

Paulo Jobim Filho
Minister of Labour and Employment

2003–2004
Succeeded by

Ricardo Berzoini
Preceded by

Paulo Souto
Governor of Bahia

2007–2015
Succeeded by

Rui Costa
Preceded by

Celso Amorim
Minister of Defence

2015
Succeeded by

Aldo Rebelo
Preceded by

Aloizio Mercadante
Chief of Staff of the Presidency

2015–2016
Succeeded by

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva



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