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Romeu Zema

Romeu Zema
Romeu Zema em janeiro de 2019.jpg
Governor of Minas Gerais
Assumed office

1 January 2019
Vice Governor Paulo Brant
Preceded by Fernando Pimentel
Personal details
Born (1964-10-28) 28 October 1964 (age 55)

Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Political party NOVO (since 2018)
Other political

affiliations
PL (2000-2018)
Alma mater Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Romeu Zema (born 28 October 1964) is a Brazilian businessman and the current Governor of the state of Minas Gerais.[1]

Biography [ edit ]

Zema was born in Araxá, Minas Gerais in 1964, the son of businessman Ricardo Zema and grandson of Domingos Zema, who founded Grupo Zema, the company that is now run by Romeu Zema.[2]

Zema entered the New Party (NOVO) in 2018 and filed his candidacy to run for Governor of the state of Minas Gerais. He finished in first place in the first round of the election, receiving 42% of the vote, while the second-place candidate Antonio Anastasia (PSDB) attained 29% of the vote; the incumbent governor Fernando Pimentel, who was seeking re-election, failed to make it to the run-off held on 28 October 2018.[3]

Zema was elected Governor of Minas Gerais in the run-off with 71% of the vote, against the 28% of Anastasia. He is the first NOVO candidate to win a gubernatorial election in Brazil since the party was formally registered in 2015.[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Empresário do Partido Novo Romeu Zema é eleito governador de MG". Folha de S.Paulo. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Com comitê na garagem da tia, Zema tem 84% de votos em sua cidade natal". UOL Eleições 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Em Minas Gerais, Zema (Novo) disputa segundo turno com Anastasia (PSDB)". G1. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Zema aproveita onda Bolsonaro, ganha em MG e garante 1º estado para o Novo". UOL Eleições 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by

Fernando Pimentel
39th Governor of Minas Gerais

2019−present
Incumbent





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