Romero Jucá

Romero Jucá
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Senator from Roraima
In office

February 1, 1995 – February 1, 2019
President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement
Assumed office

April 5, 2016
Preceded by Michel Temer
Minister of Planning, Budget and Management
In office

May 12, 2016 – May 23, 2016
President Michel Temer
Preceded by Valdir Simão
Succeeded by Dyogo Oliveira
Minister of Social Security
In office

March 22, 2005 – July 21, 2005
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Amir Lando
Succeeded by Nelson Machado
1st Governor of Roraima
In office

September 15, 1988 – December 31, 1991
Preceded by Roberto Pinheiro Klein
Succeeded by Ottomar Pinto
Personal details
Born (1954-11-30) November 30, 1954 (age 65)

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Political party MDB (1979–1980)

PMDB (1980–1990)

PDS (1990–1993)

PPR (1993–1995)

PSDB (1995–2002)

MDB (2003–present)
Spouse(s) 1st: Germana de Holanda Menezes (div.)

2nd: Teresa Jucá (div.)
Profession Economist

Romero Jucá Filho (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁõˈmɛɾw ʒuˈka]; born November 30, 1954) is a Brazilian politician and economist. He represented Roraima in the Federal Senate for 24 years, from 1995 to 2019.[1] Previously, he was governor of Roraima from 1988 to 1990.[2][3] He is a member of MDB.[4] On 5 April, 2016, he became the president of the MDB, succeeding Michel Temer.[5]

Secret recording [ edit ]

On May 23, 2016, a secret recording emerged of minister Jucá, who is under investigation in the multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras, discussing a purported pact to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation.[6] The secret tape also revealed him plotting to topple President Rousseff.[7] After the newspaper O Globo, highly critical of Rousseff, posted an editorial urging the interim president to fire his right-hand man,[8] Temer accepted the temporary departure of his minister.[9][10]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "'A vida continua e até fevereiro continuo senador', diz Jucá após derrota na eleição para o senado" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ Romero Jucá: Índio não vota. A barriga morreu!: o genocídio dos Yanomami. Luigi Eusebi, 1991, Edições Loyola, páginas 44-46.
  3. ^ "Cable: 05BRASILIA792_a". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Senador Romero Juca". Federal Senate. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Novo presidente do PMDB, Jucá rebate Renan e diz que pedir novas eleições é golpe - Zero Hora". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Brazil Interim Gov't Under Fire in Wake of Leaked Recording by ABC News (2016)
  7. ^ Secret tape reveals plot to topple President Rousseff, The Guardian, (23 May 2016)
  8. ^ New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept (23 May 2016)
  9. ^ "Brazil leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out". Ivan Watson, CNN (2016)
  10. ^ "Brazil Interim Gov't Under Fire in Wake of Leaked Recording"Archived 2016-06-01 at the Wayback Machine. "THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMAN",The New York Times (2016)
Political offices
Preceded by

Valdir Simão
Minister of Planning, Budget and Management

Succeeded by

Dyogo Henrique de Oliveira
Preceded by

Amir Lando
Minister of Social Security

Succeeded by

Nelson Machado
Preceded by

Roberto Pinheiro Klen
Governor of Roraima

Succeeded by

Ottomar Pinto
Party political offices
Preceded by

Michel Temer
President of Brazilian Democratic Movement


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