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The recently elected mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, is a Licensed Professor by the Department of Political Sciences at the University of São Paulo – USP, institution at which he majored in Law, obtained his master’s degree in Economics and his doctorate in Philosophy.
He was Minister of Education between July of 2005 and January of 2012, during Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff administrations. Before becoming a minister, Mr. Haddad was a staff member at the Ministry of Planning (2003–2004).
He began to engage in public service at São Paulo City Hall as Chief of Staff at the Secretariat of Finance (2001-2003).
He has published four books: "O Sistema Soviético" (The Soviet System); "Em defesa do Socialismo" (In the Defense of Socialism); "Desorganizando o consenso" (Disorganizing the Consensus) and "Sindicatos, cooperativas e socialismo" (Syndicates, Cooperatives and Socialism).
Fernando Haddad is 49 years old (born on January 25th 1963). He is married to Ana Estela Haddad, Professor at the Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Department at University of São Paulo – USP. The couple has two children.