Mário Covas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mário Covas

Brazilian politician

Date of Birth: 21-Apr-1930

Place of Birth: Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Death: 06-Mar-2001

Profession: politician, civil engineer

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Mário Covas

  • Mário Covas Almeida Júnior (Portuguese pronunciation: ['ma?ju 'k?v?z '?unjo?] or ['k?v?'??unjo?]; 21 April 1930 – 6 March 2001) was a Brazilian politician. Covas studied engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.
  • He entered politics in his native city of Santos, in the state of São Paulo. He was elected federal representative, mayor of São Paulo City (1983–1985), senator and twice Governor of the state of São Paulo (1994–1998 and 1998–2001).
  • He was a founder and member of PMDB (Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement) and later PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party).
  • In 1989, he was the PSDB presidential candidate, receiving 11% of the votes.
  • In the run-off of that election, he supported, like his party, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. He took a medical leave of absence on 22 January 2001, due to bladder cancer found during an operation to remove a prostate tumor.
  • He died later the same year.
  • His successor was his deputy, Geraldo Alckmin.

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