Tancredo Neves

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Tancredo de Almeida Neves, 1962.

Tancredo de Almeida Neves (born March 4, 1910 in São João del Rei , † April 21, 1985 in São Paulo ) was a Brazilian politician . He was elected President of the country in 1985 after 20 years of military rule , but fell seriously ill before he took office and died a month later, so that he could never take office.

Neves studied law at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and began his political career in 1933. When the Estado Novo was proclaimed in 1937 , his career was interrupted for the time being.

After 1945 Neves returned to politics and became a MP in 1950; In 1953 he became Minister of Justice with the support of Juscelino Kubitschek . Neves was Prime Minister during João Goulart's presidency . When the military came to power again in 1964, Neves' career was interrupted again, but he was one of the leading members of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), founded in 1966 .

In 1982 Neves, at that time politically active in the PMDB , was governor of his home state Minas Gerais. In this capacity he also accepted the proposal to run for the presidency. He won it by an overwhelming majority, thanks mainly to the support of Ulysses Guimarães . He became the first civil president of Brazil in 20 years and the people had high hopes for him.

However, shortly before he was sworn in, he was hospitalized in Brasília . He was operated on seven times for a stomach ulcer. After he was transferred to a clinic in São Paulo, he died there of sepsis without having taken office. However, on the first anniversary of his death, a law was passed after Neves was named one of the presidents of Brazil.

Vice-President José Sarney succeeded Neves constitutionally.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen: power, market, opinions. Springer-Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-531-14343-3 , p. 57. Restricted preview in the Google book search
predecessor Office successor
João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo President of Brazil
José Sarney