Marcelo Ribeiro Freixo (Brazilian Portuguese: [maʁˈsɛlw ʁjˈbejɾw ˈfɾejʃw]) is a Brazilian politician, broadcaster and professor. He is a federal deputy for the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), and was formerly chairman of the Defence of Human Rights and Citizenship Commission on the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly.
|Federal Deputy from Rio de Janeiro|
|Assumed office |
1 February 2019
|Chamber Minority Leader|
|Assumed office |
24 March 2021
|Preceded by||José Guimarães|
|State Deputy of Rio de Janeiro|
1 January 2007 – 1 January 2019
Marcelo Ribeiro Freixo
12 April 1967
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Political party||PSB (2021–present)|
|Alma mater||Fluminense Federal University (BA)|
Freixo gained national attention when he presided over a parliamentary inquiry commission on police militias in Rio de Janeiro, having a character inspired on him in the Brazilian film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, directed by José Padilha.
He ran for mayor of Rio de Janeiro twice, in 2012 and 2016, having as vice-mayor candidate on the ticket in 2016 the lawyer and professor at UFRJ Luciana Boiteux. He ended in second in both the run-offs, losing the first to Eduardo Paes from PMDB, and the second to the PRB candidate Marcelo Crivella.
- Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2014). "Comissão de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos e Cidadania". Alerj. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
- "Freixo o verdadeiro fraga | Superinteressante". Superinteressante. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- Phillips, Dominic (2012-09-17). "How Elite Squad 2 Took Control of Rio Mayor's Race". Bloomberg View. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Paes é reeleito prefeito do Rio". Eleições 2012 no Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese). 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
- "Resultado das Eleições 2016 - Prefeito - Rio de Janeiro-RJ | Gazeta do Povo". Gazeta do Povo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- CartaCapital (2021-06-11). "Freixo anuncia que vai para o PSB e pede apoio de Ciro a Lula". CartaCapital (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-06-11.
|Chamber of Deputies (Brazil)|
| Chamber Minority Leader