Fernando Haddad

Brazilian academic and politician

Fernando Haddad (born 25 January 1960) is a Brazilian academic and politician. He was Mayor of São Paulo, Brazil's largest city,[1] from 2013 to 2017.[2] He was the Minister of Education from 2005 to 2012 in the cabinets of Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.[3]

Fernando Haddad
Fernando Haddad Prefeito 2016.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 (1960-01-25) 25 January 1960 (age 60)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political partyWorkers' Party
Spouse(s)Ana Estela Haddad
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo

Haddad was the Workers' Party candidate for President in the 2018 elections, replacing former president Lula, whose candidacy was banned by the Superior Electoral Court under the Clean Slate law.[2] He lost the second round of the election on 28 October 2018 to Jair Bolsonaro.


  1. "Haddad supera Serra, e PT volta a governar São Paulo após oito anos". UOL (in Portuguese). São Paulo. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-da-silva-to-step-aside-name-haddad-as-replacement-candidate-1536686437
  3. "In Lula's footsteps: Brazil's presidential campaign". The Economist. 396 (8689): 50. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.

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