Márcio Bittar

Márcio Bittar
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Bittar in 2019
Senator for Paraná
Assumed office

1 February 2019
Federal Deputy for Acre
In office

1 February 2011 – 31 January 2015
In office

1 February 1991 – 31 January 2003
State Deputy for Acre
In office

1 January 1995 – 31 January 1999
Personal details
Born (1963-06-28) 28 June 1963 (age 56)

Franca, SP, Brazil
Political party MDB (2017–)

PSDB (2013–2017)

PPS (1999–2013)

MDB (1981–1999)
Profession Farmer, political scientist

Márcio Miguel Bittar (born 28 June 1963) is a politician of Brazil. Although born in São Paulo, he has spent his political career representing Acre, serving as federal senator since 2019.[1] He was previously served in the chamber of deputies from 1991 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2015, and served in the state legislature from 1995 to 1999.[2]

Personal life [ edit ]

Bittar was born in Franca to Mamédio Bittar and Manife Miguel Bittar.[2] He grew up in Cuiabá and Jauru in the state of Mato Grosso.[3] In his youth he was part of several militant leftist communist and socialists groups, but in his university years he joined the center-right PMDB.[3] Bittar is married to Márcia Bittar, and is the father of 4 children and as of 2018 lives in Rio Branco. Before becoming a politician he worked as a farmer,[2] and political scientist.[3]

Political career [ edit ]

Bittar served as state deputy in the state legislature of Acre from 1995 to 1999.[4] He was then elected to and served in the Chamber of Deputies for three consecutive terms from 1991 to 2003.[2] From 1997 to 2003 he was the vice-leader of the Popular Socialist Party in the federal legislature.[4][2]

Bittar returned to the lower house for one term from 2011 to 2014, but elected not to run for re-election but instead run for governor of Acre. In the second round of the 2014 election though he narrowly lost by around 10,000 votes to eventual winner Tião Viana.[5]

In 2017 after having disagreements with his then political party the PSDB, Bittar rejoined the PMDB.[6] In the 2018 Brazilian general election Bittar was elected to the federal senate, coincidently beating Viana who was also running for a seat in the senate.[7]

Despite his early left-wing involvement, today politically Bittar is considered strongly economically liberal and socially conservative. Ideologically Bittar identifies himself as a liberal conservative.[8] Highly critical of the Workers' Party's handling of the economy, Bittar was a vocal supporter of limiting government spending and the 2017 Brazil labor reform.[9] Bittar was a supporter of Jair Bolsonaro's presidential campaign, who in turn endorsed Bittar in his senate race.[10]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Senador Marcio Bittar – AC" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "MARCIO BITTAR – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Candidatos – Governador – Acre – Márcio Miguel Bittar" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Biografia de Márcio Bittar no especial do G1 sobre as eleições de 2006" (in Portuguese). G1 (website). 11 September 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Resultado das Apurações dos votos do 2º turno das Eleições 2014 no Acre para Governador, Senador, Deputados Federais e Deputados Estaduais" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ Luis Carlos Moreira Jorge (20 July 2017). "Márcio Bittar faz as malas do PSDB e procura PMDB". AC24horas. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Senadores e deputados federais/estaduais eleitos: Apuração e resultado das Eleições 2018 AC – UOL Eleições 2018" (in Portuguese). Eleições 2018. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  8. ^ Perazzp, Valdir (15 October 2018). "Perazzo escreve: "Senador eleito Marcio Bittar: um liberal conservador"" (in Portuguese). ContilNet Notícias. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  9. ^ ""O que esperar do "novo" MDB no Congresso?"" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  10. ^ "MDB do Acre declara apoio a Jair Bolsonaro". (in Portuguese). 9 October 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
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