Fernando Haddad

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Fernando Haddad is the Mayor of Sao Paolo.

Background

Fernando Haddad began his career as a professor of contemporary political theory at the University of Sao Paulo, before becoming undersecretary of finance and economic development for the municipality of Sao Paulo (2001-2003). In 2005, he became minister of education, serving until 2012. During his tenure as minister of education, Haddad's main initiative was the ProUni, or the "university for all" program, which aimed to increase the number of students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in higher education. In 2012, Haddad was elected the 51st mayor of Sao Paulo, a position which he held until 2017. Haddad was named as former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's running mate for the 2018 presidential elections. However, he was later named PT's new presidential nominee, when Lula was declared ineligible.

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