Ronaldo Caiado

Ronaldo Ramos Caiado (Anápolis, September 25, 1949) is a Brazilian politician.[1] An orthopedic physician trained at the School of Medicine and Surgery of Rio de Janeiro, he comes from a family landowners and politicians from Goiás. He is the grandson of Antonio Ramos Caiado. Caiado served as chairman of the União Democrática Ruralista in the late eighties (1986-1989), an organization that aims to defend the interests of landowners.

Ronaldo Caiado
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Governor of Goiás
Assumed office
1 January 2019
Preceded byJosé Eliton Júnior
Senator from Goiás
In office
1 February 2015 – 1 January 2019
Member of Chamber of Deputies
In office
1st: 1 February 1991
2nd: 1 February 2015 – 1st: 31 January 1995
2nd: 31 December 2014
Personal details
Born (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 72)
Anápolis, GO, Brazil
Political partyPSD (1989–1990)
PFL (1991–2007)
DEM (2007–present)

In politicsEdit

Caiado ran for president with the PSD, at 1989 Brazilian presidential election, obtaining 0.68% of the votes.

He was elected federal deputy for Goiás in 1990. The following year he joined PFL - now renamed DEM, to which he is still affiliated. He ran for governor of Goiás in 1994, obtaining 3rd place with 23.18% of the votes.[2]

Caido was re-elected federal deputy successively in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2014 he was elected Senator and from February 1, 2015 to January 1, 2019 has been the DEM bench leader in the Senate.

In the October 2018 elections Ronaldo Caiado ran for governor in the state of Goiás, next to his vice-candidate Lincoln Tejota. Reaching 1.773.185 votes (59,73% of the valid votes), he was elected in the first round, beating Daniel Vilela, from the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), with 479.180 votes (16,14% of the valid votes).

A right wing politician, in his speeches Ronaldo Caiado often criticizes the current PT government. In 2014 he was elected senator for the state of Goiás with 1,283,665 votes.[3]


Statements of Demostenes TorresEdit

On 31 March 2015 the former senator from DEM, Demostenes Torres, published an article in Goiás' newspaper Folha da Manhã, claiming that Ronaldo Caiado had expenses of the 2002 campaigns, 2006 and 2010 financed by Carlinhos Cachoeira scheme. Caiado denied the allegations, stating that Demostenes "has a typical behavior of a psychopath" and that the former senator was trying to get back at Caiado, as the latter had supported the impeachment process against Torres in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Ronaldo Caiado 251". Eleições 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  2. ^ "Resultados das Eleições 1994 - Goiás - governador;". Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2016-03-08.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Candidatos de Goiás". Eleições 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2016-03-08.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Carlinhos Cachoeira financiou líder do DEM no Senado, afirma Demóstenes - 31/03/2015 - Poder - Folha de S.Paulo". Retrieved 2016-03-08.

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