Hamilton Mourão

Brazilian vice-president

Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão (born 15 August 1953) is a Brazilian politician and retired Army General. He is the Vice President of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He held the highest post a Brazilian Soldier can reach during peace time.[1] He is also the son of General Antônio Hamilton Mourão and Wanda Coronel Martins. He retired on February 28, 2018.[2]


Hamilton Mourão
Hamilton Mourão, vice-presidente do Brasil (cropped).jpg
25th Vice President of Brazil
Assumed office
1 January 2019
PresidentJair Bolsonaro
Preceded byMichel Temer (2016)
Personal details
Born
Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão

(1953-08-15) 15 August 1953 (age 68)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Political partyPRTB (Since 2018)
MotherWanda Coronel Martins
FatherAntônio Hamilton Mourão
Military service
AllegianceBrazil Brazil
Branch/serviceCoat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service1969–2018
RankGeneral do Exército.gif General
Commands
  • 27th Field Artillery Group
  • 2nd Jungle Infantry Brigade
  • 6th Army Division
  • South Military Command
  • Secretary of Economy and Finances

On May 8, 2018, Mourão announced his membership of the Brazilian Labor Renewal Party (PRTB), and his plans to run for President of Brazil.[3] However, in August of 2018, Mourão became the running mate of right-wing Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.[4] They won the second round of the election on 28 October 2018.

Mourão is a controversial[5][6] person mainly because of his support of the country's 1964–1985 military dictatorship.[7][8][9][10] He has also disagreed with Bolsonaro publicly on many issues. This have led to calls for impeachment from Bolsonaro-supporting members of Congress.[11] Many believe he may not be chosen as Bolsonaro's running-mate in the 2022 election.[12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Comando Militar do Sul terá novo comandante" [Southern Military Command will have new commander] (in Portuguese). DefesaNet. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. Coutinho, Mateus (28 February 2018). "Judiciário tem que 'expurgar' Temer, diz general Mourão" [Judiciary has to 'expurgate' Temer, says general Mourão]. O Globo (in Portuguese). Infoglobo. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. Mantovani, Kelly (8 May 2018). "General Mourão filia-se ao PRTB e pode ser candidato a presidente pelo partido" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. "Bolsonaro anuncia general Hamilton Mourão como vice" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. "General Mourão: from back to frontstage as Bolsonaro's controversial spokesman | Texto em inglês com áudio". Wise Up News: textos em inglês com áudio da Gazeta do Povo. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  6. "Bolsonaro's Running Mate Threatens to Derail His Moderation Strategy". Bloomberg.com. 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  7. Waldron, Travis; Rosa, Ana Beatriz (2018-09-11). "Brazil's Far-Right Vice Presidential Candidate Sees A Scenario For Military Rule". HuffPost. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  8. Alexandre Putti (2020-03-31). "Mourão exalta golpe de 64 e diz que ditadura desenvolveu o Brasil". CartaCapital (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  9. "Mourão elogia ditadura militar nos 56 anos do golpe e é criticado na web [31/03/2020]". noticias.uol.com.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  10. "No aniversário do golpe, Mourão exalta ditadura militar pelo Twitter - Política". Estadão (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  11. Minas, Estado de (2019-04-24). "Rodrigo Maia nega pedido de impeachment de Mourão e diz que denúncia é 'inadmissível'". Estado de Minas (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  12. "Bolsonaro quer Tarcísio de Freitas para o lugar de Mourão em 2022". br.noticias.yahoo.com (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  13. "A corrida pela vaga de vice na chapa de Bolsonaro em 2022 já começou". VEJA (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.