Maria Osmarina Marina Silva Vaz de Lima (born 8 February 1958) is a Brazilian politician. She is a presidential candidate in the 2018 Brazilian elections. She is a member of the Sustainability Party (REDE). She is known both for her pro-environmental views and her conservative social views.
|Spokesperson of the Sustainability Network|
|Assumed office |
22 September 2015
Serving with Zé Gustavo
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Senator for Acre|
13 May 2008 – 1 February 2011
1 February 1995 – 1 January 2003
|Minister of the Environment|
1 January 2003 – 13 May 2008
|President||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|Preceded by||José Carlos Carvalho|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Minc|
|State Deputy of Acre|
1 February 1991 – 1 February 1995
|Alderman of Rio Branco|
1 January 1989 – 1 February 1991
Maria Osmarina da Silva
8 February 1958
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
|Political party||PT (1986–2009)|
Fábio Vaz de Lima (m. 1986)
|Alma mater||Federal University of Acre|
Silva was a member of the Worker's Party (PT) until 2009. She was a Senator before becoming Minister of the Environment in 2003. She ran for president in the 2010 Brazilian elections as the candidate for the Green Party (PV).
In April 2014, Eduardo Campos announced his candidacy for the fall 2014 Presidential Election, naming Marina Silva as his Vice Presidential candidate. After Campos's death in a plane crash on August, she was selected to run as the Socialist Party's candidate for the Presidency.
- Profile at Federal Senate website
- "Brazilian presidential candidate drops short-lived gay marriage pledge | Gay Star News". 2014-09-09. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
- Griffin, Jo (2018-04-26). "Brazilian women braced for battle amid simmering fears over abortion | Jo Griffin". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
- "Eleições 2010 – Apuração" (in Portuguese). uol.com.br. 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Campos-Silva ticket confirmed in Brazil 2014 election
- Jonathan Watts (14 August 2014). "Marina Silva emerges as obvious successor after Campos death". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Liberty Director carries the Olympic Flag in opening ceremony". 27 July 2012.
- Marina Silva (in Portuguese)