Waldir Maranhão

Waldir Maranhão
First Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Preceded by Arlindo Chinaglia
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 May 2016  14 July 2016
Preceded by Eduardo Cunha
Succeeded by Rodrigo Maia
Federal Representative for Maranhão
Assumed office
1 February 2007
Personal details
Born (1955-08-04) August 4, 1955
São Luís, Maranhão
Political party PP
Profession Veterinary Surgeon

Waldir Maranhão Cardoso (born 4 August 1955) is a Brazilian politician and a member of the Progressive Party (PP). He was rector of the State University of Maranhão (Universidade Estadual do Maranhão) before being elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006. As Vice President of the Chamber (since 2007) he became Acting President of the Chamber of Deputies on 5 May 2016 following the suspension of Eduardo Cunha,[1][2][3][4] until new elections were held on July 13th, with Rodrigo Maia as the new President.


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