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. He is also the son of General Antônio Hamilton Mourão and Wanda Coronel Martins. He retired on February 28, 2018.
|25th Vice President of Brazil|
|Assumed office |
1 January 2019
|Preceded by||Michel Temer (2016)|
Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão
15 August 1953
Porto Alegre, Brazil
|Political party||PRTB (Since 2018)|
|Mother||Wanda Coronel Martins|
|Father||Antônio Hamilton Mourão|
|Years of service||1969–2018|
On May 8, 2018, Mourão announced his membership of the Brazilian Labor Renewal Party (PRTB), and his plans to run for President of Brazil. However, in August of 2018, Mourão became the running mate of right-wing Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. They won the second round of the election on 28 October 2018.
Mourão is a controversial person mainly because of his support of the country's 1964–1985 military dictatorship. He has also disagreed with Bolsonaro publicly on many issues. This have led to calls for impeachment from Bolsonaro-supporting members of Congress. Many believe he may not be chosen as Bolsonaro's running-mate in the 2022 election.
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- 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.
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- "Bolsonaro anuncia general Hamilton Mourão como vice" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- "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.
- "Bolsonaro's Running Mate Threatens to Derail His Moderation Strategy". Bloomberg.com. 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "No aniversário do golpe, Mourão exalta ditadura militar pelo Twitter - Política". Estadão (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
- 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.
- "Bolsonaro quer Tarcísio de Freitas para o lugar de Mourão em 2022". br.noticias.yahoo.com (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
- "A corrida pela vaga de vice na chapa de Bolsonaro em 2022 já começou". VEJA (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-01.