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Wilma de Faria (February 17, 1945 – June 15, 2017) was a Brazilian politician. She served as the governor of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte from 2003 to 2010, the first woman to hold the position. She is a member of the Brazilian Socialist Party.[1]

Wilma de Faria
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Wilma de Faria in 2006
Natal City Alderman
In office
January 1, 2017 – June 15, 2017
Vice Mayor of Natal
In office
January 1, 2013 – January 1, 2017
Preceded by Paulinho Freire
Succeeded by Álvaro Costa Dias
54th Governor of Rio Grande do Norte
In office
January 1, 2003 – March 31, 2010
Vice Governor Antônio Jácome (2003-2007)
Iberê Ferreira (2007-2010)
Preceded by Fernando Freire
Succeeded by Iberê Ferreira
38th Mayor of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
In office
January 1, 1997 – April 5, 2002
Preceded by Aldo Tinoco
Succeeded by Carlos Eduardo Alves
36th Mayor of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
In office
January 1, 1989 – January 1, 1993
Preceded by Garibaldi Alves Filho
Succeeded by Aldo Tinoco
Member of the federal Chamber of Deputies for Rio Grande do Norte
In office
1986–1988
State Secretary of Labor and Social Well-being of Rio Grande do Norte
In office
1983–1985
First Lady of Rio Grande do Norte
In office
March 15, 1979 – May 14, 1982
Governor Lavoisier Maia
Preceded by Teresa Maia
Succeeded by Anita Louise Catalão Maia
Personal details
Born (1945-02-17)February 17, 1945
Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Died June 15, 2017(2017-06-15) (aged 72)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
Political party Labour Party of Brazil (2016-2017)
Other political
affiliations
ARENA (1965-1980)
PDS (1980-1988)
PDT (1988-1994)
PSB (1994-2016)
Spouse(s) Lavoisier Maia (m. 1959; div. 1991)
Profession Academic
The actor Antonio Banderas, first-lady of Brazil, Marisa Letícia, the president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, the actress Melanie Griffith, and the governor of the state of the Rio Grande do Norte, Wilma de Faria, in visit the Natal, capital of the Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, in December 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wilma de Faria is re-elected Governor of Rio Grande do Norte". 30 October 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2010.