Aécio Neves

Brazilian politician

Aécio Neves

Brazilian politician

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Aécio Neves da Cunha (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈɛsjw ˈnɛvjs dä ˈkũɲɐ]; born 10 March 1960) is a Brazilian economist, politician and former president of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB). He was the 17th Governor of Minas Gerais from 1 January 2003 to 31 March 2010, and is currently a member of the Brazilian Federal Senate. He lost in the runoff presidential election against Dilma Rousseff in 2014.On 18 May 2017, Neves was suspended from the position of Senator by Minister of the Supreme Court Edson Fachin, at the request of the Attorney General's office that also requested his arrest after the information that he requested R$2 million from the owners of meat processing company JBS. On 30 June 2017, Justice Marco Aurélio Mello authorized the return of Aécio to the Senate.

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