Fernando Haddad

Fernando Haddad
Haddad em campanha 2018 (cropped).jpg
51st Mayor of São Paulo
In office
1 January 2013 – 1 January 2017
Vice MayorNádia Campeão
Preceded byGilberto Kassab
Succeeded byJoão Doria
Minister of Education
In office
29 July 2005 – 24 January 2012
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Dilma Rousseff
Preceded byTarso Genro
Succeeded byAloizio Mercadante
Personal details
Born (1963-01-25) 25 January 1963 (age 55)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political partyWorkers' Party
Spouse(s)Ana Estela Haddad (1988–present)
Children2
EducationUniversity of São Paulo

Fernando Haddad (born 25 January 1963) is a Brazilian academic and politician who served as Mayor of São Paulo from 2013 to 2017. He was the Workers' Party candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 election, replacing former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whose candidacy was barred by the Superior Electoral Court under the Clean Slate law.[1] Haddad faced Jair Bolsonaro in the run-off of the election,[2] and lost the election with 44,87% of the votes against the 55,13% of Jair Bolsonaro.[3]

He is of Syriac Orthodox Christian origin and studied law, economics and philosophy at the University of São Paulo.[4] He was Minister of Education from 2005 to 2012 in the cabinets of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.[5]

Early life

Haddad as a child

Haddad was born in São Paulo, the second of three children of salesman Khalil Haddad, a Lebanese Maronite immigrant that arrived in Brazil in 1948 from Ain Aata, and Norma Teresa Gousain, the daughter of immigrants from Lebanon. Haddad has two sisters, Priscila and Lúcia. Their mother is a spiritist. Haddad's grandfather Khoury Habib Haddad, whom he did not meet, was a priest for the Eastern Syriac Orthodox Church in Lebanon.[6]

Haddad attended high school at Colégio Bandeirantes,[6] and in 1981 entered the Law School of the University of São Paulo as an undergraduate.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: فرناندو حداد
asturianu: Fernando Haddad
español: Fernando Haddad
français: Fernando Haddad
italiano: Fernando Haddad
Bahasa Melayu: Fernando Haddad
português: Fernando Haddad
Simple English: Fernando Haddad