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Romero Jucá Filho (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁõˈmɛɾw ʒuˈka]; born November 30, 1954) is a Brazilian politician and economist. He has represented Roraima in the Federal Senate since 1995. Previously, he was governor of Roraima from 1988 to 1990.[1][2] He is a member of MDB.[3] On 5 April, 2016, he became the president of the MDB, succeeding Michel Temer.[4]

Romero Jucá
Foto oficial de Romero Jucá.jpg
Senator from Roraima
In office
February 1, 1995 – February 1, 2019
President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement
Assumed office
April 5, 2016
Preceded byMichel Temer
Minister of Planning, Budget and Management
In office
May 12, 2016 – May 23, 2016
PresidentMichel Temer
Preceded byValdir Simão
Succeeded byDyogo Oliveira
Minister of Social Security
In office
March 22, 2005 – July 21, 2005
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byAmir Lando
Succeeded byNelson Machado
1st Governor of Roraima
In office
September 15, 1988 – December 31, 1991
Preceded byRoberto Pinheiro Klein
Succeeded byOttomar Pinto
Personal details
Born (1954-11-30) November 30, 1954 (age 64)
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Political partyMDB (1979–1980)
PMDB (1980–1990)
PDS (1990–1993)
PPR (1993–1995)
PSDB (1995–2002)
MDB (2003–present)
Spouse(s)1st: Germana de Holanda Menezes (div.)
2nd: Teresa Jucá (div.)

Secret recordingEdit

On May 23, 2016, a secret recording emerged of minister Jucá, who is under investigation in the multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras, discussing a purported pact to stall a huge corruption probe that has engulfed much of the nation.[5] The secret tape also revealed him plotting to topple President Rousseff.[6] After the newspaper O Globo, highly critical of Rousseff, posted an editorial urging the interim president to fire his right-hand man,[7] Temer accepted the temporary departure of his minister.[8][9]


  1. ^ Romero Jucá: Índio não vota. A barriga morreu!: o genocídio dos Yanomami. Luigi Eusebi, 1991, Edições Loyola, páginas 44-46.
  2. ^ "Cable: 05BRASILIA792_a". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Senador Romero Juca". Federal Senate. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Novo presidente do PMDB, Jucá rebate Renan e diz que pedir novas eleições é golpe - Zero Hora". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Brazil Interim Gov't Under Fire in Wake of Leaked Recording by ABC News (2016)
  6. ^ Secret tape reveals plot to topple President Rousseff, The Guardian, (23 May 2016)
  7. ^ New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept (23 May 2016)
  8. ^ "Brazil leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out". Ivan Watson, CNN (2016)
  9. ^ "Brazil Interim Gov't Under Fire in Wake of Leaked Recording" Archived 2016-06-01 at the Wayback Machine. "THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMAN", The New York Times (2016)
Political offices
Preceded by
Valdir Simão
Minister of Planning, Budget and Management
Succeeded by
Dyogo Henrique de Oliveira
Preceded by
Amir Lando
Minister of Social Security
Succeeded by
Nelson Machado
Preceded by
Roberto Pinheiro Klen
Governor of Roraima
Succeeded by
Ottomar Pinto
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michel Temer
President of Brazilian Democratic Movement