Marco Maciel

His Excellency
Marco Maciel
22nd Vice President of Brazil
In office
1 January 1995  1 January 2003
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Itamar Franco
Succeeded by José Alencar
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
14 February 1986  30 April 1987
President José Sarney
Preceded by José Hugo
Succeeded by Ronaldo Couto
Minister of Education
In office
15 March 1985  14 February 1986
President José Sarney
Preceded by Esther Ferraz
Succeeded by Jorge Bornhausen
45th Governor of Pernambuco
In office
15 March 1979  15 May 1982
Vice Governor Roberto Magalhães
Preceded by Moura Cavalcanti
Succeeded by José Muniz Ramos
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 February 1977  1 February 1979
Preceded by Célio Borja
Succeeded by Flávio Marcílio
Personal details
Born (1940-07-21) 21 July 1940
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party ARENA (1966–1979)
PDS (1980–1984)
PFL (1985–2007)
DEM (2007–present)
Spouse(s) Ana Maria Maciel
Profession Lawyer and Professor
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Marco Antônio de Oliveira Maciel (born Recife, 21 July 1940) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer and law school professor who served as the 22nd Vice President of Brazil from 1 January 1995 to 1 January 2003, twice elected [2] on the same ticket as center-left President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in the 1994 and 1998 general elections. He was a founder of the conservative PFL party, former ARENA.

Before vice presidency he was chairman of the Chamber of Deputies (1977–1979), Governor of Pernambuco (1979 and 1982), Minister of Education (1985–1986) and Chief of President Sarney's cabinet (1986–1987). Maciel returned to the Senate following his Vice Presidency, until he was defeated in 2010.

Personal life

Marco Maciel is married to Ana Maria Maciel and has three sons, he is also a practising Roman Catholic.[3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Itamar Franco
Vice President of Brazil
Succeeded by
José Alencar
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