Eduardo da Costa Paes (Brazilian Portuguese: [eˈdwaʁdu dɐ ˈkɔstɐ pɐjs], born 14 November 1969) is a Brazilian politician who is the former mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, having defeated Fernando Gabeira in the 2008 Elections. On 12 August 2012, at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, Paes received the Olympic Flag, via Jacques Rogge, from London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
|52nd Mayor of Rio de Janeiro|
1 January 2009 – 31 December 2016
|Preceded by||Cesar Maia|
|Succeeded by||Marcelo Crivella|
14 November 1969 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Political party||PV (1994–1995)
PFL (1995–1999; 2001–2003)
|Residence||Rio de Janeiro|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro|
Paes was a noted trenchant critic of the Lula administration, particularly during the Mensalão scandal in 2005 over alleged payments to congressmen for votes. When it came to his administration as Rio de Janeiro's mayor, scandals continued to occur.
As mayor during the bid, preparation and execution of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Paes has faced many challenges, balancing the demands and opportunities of the Olympics, with the needs of the Cariocas, the people of Rio de Janeiro.
- "Eduardo Paes is elected the mayor of Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese)". Globo.com. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
- "The mayor who brought the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro".
- Taylor, Adam (1 October 2012). "Mayor Of Rio Accused Of Paying Rivals $500,000 To Drop Out Of Election". Business Insider. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Jonathan Watts (July 11, 2016). "Cities: Rio mayor Eduardo Paes: 'The Olympics are a missed opportunity for Brazil'". The Guardian. Retrieved August 4, 2016.