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Manuela d'Ávila

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Manuela d'Ávila
Manuela d'Ávila in 2022
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
1 February 2015 – 1 February 2019
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for Rio Grande do Sul
In office
1 February 2007 – 1 February 2015
City Councillor of Porto Alegre
In office
1 January 2005 – 1 February 2007
Personal details
Born
Manuela Pinto Vieira d'Ávila

(1981-08-18) 18 August 1981 (age 42)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political partyPCdoB (2001–present)
Spouse
(m. 2012)
Children1
Parents
  • Alfredo Luis Mendes D'Ávila (father)
  • Ana Lúcia Pinto Vieira (mother)
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
ProfessionJournalist, writer and politician

Manuela Pinto Vieira d'Ávila (born 18 August 1981) is a Brazilian journalist, writer and politician, a member of the Communist Party of Brazil since 2001.

She served as a federal deputy for Rio Grande do Sul between 2007 and 2015, being the leader of her party in the Chamber of Deputies in 2013. She also served as a state deputy for her state between 2015 and 2019 and as a councilwoman for the state capital Porto Alegre between 2005 and 2007.

She was Fernando Haddad's vice presidential running mate in the Worker's Party presidential bid in the 2018 general election; the Haddad-d'Ávila ticket lost to Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of the presidential campaign.

Biography

D'Ávila at 6th Campus Party, 2012

Born in Porto Alegre, D'Ávila started her political career in the student movement and eventually joined the PCdoB. She was the youngest city councilor in the history of Porto Alegre, being elected in 2004 at the age of 23. She was elected federal deputy in 2006 and was reelected in 2010. On both occasions, she was the single candidate with the most votes received in her state.

D'Ávila ran for mayor in her state's capital three times. In the first run, in 2008, she finished 3rd place. In her second run, in 2012, she placed 2nd, being defeated in the first round by José Fortunati of the Democratic Labor Party. In February 2020, d'Ávila publicly announced her intent to run for mayor of Porto Alegre for the PCdoB in the 2020 Brazilian municipal elections. In May, the Workers' Party officially endorsed her candidacy by nominating Miguel Rossetto as her running mate. She lost in the second round to Sebastião Melo of the Brazilian Democratic Movement.

In 2014, she was elected state deputy with the highest number of votes for that office in that year.

During the PCdoB Congress in November 2017, Manuela was launched as pre-candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 election. However, she later abandoned her campaign in favor of supporting the candidacy of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. On 11 September 2018, D'Ávila became the running mate of Fernando Haddad, who replaced Lula as candidate after he was barred from running by the Superior Electoral Court. Despite coming in second place in the first round of voting and proceeding to the second round, Haddad and d'Ávila lost the race to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) and his running mate Hamilton Mourão (PRTB).

In 2019, she published her first book Revolução Laura: reflexões sobre maternidade e resistência. The book is a personal account of d'Ávila's own experience with maternity after the birth of Laura, her daughter. It addresses issues such as feminism and political activism in the context of motherhood and the challenges of raising a child as a politician and as a presidential candidate. Her second book Por que lutamos? was published in the same year, followed by her third book E se fosse você, published in 2020.

She declined to run for office in the 2022 Brazilian general election despite speculation that she would mount a bid for Federal Senate to represent Rio Grande do Sul.

Personal life

She is married to musician Duca Leindecker. Her first daughter, Laura, was born on 27 August 2015.

Between February 2008 and January 2010, she dated then federal deputy and former Minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo. In June 2012, during an interview in the Brazilian late night show Agora É Tarde, she stated that the decision to admit to the relationship with the former deputy was "the bravest decision she has ever made in her life as a Congresswoman."

In the media, D'Ávila has often been referred to as the "muse of Congress" in reference to her perceived physical beauty. She finds the term offensive and in 2014, she declared: "Everyone likes to receive compliments when they are in a space to be complimented. But I wasn't running for Miss Brazil. I ran for an election and I want to be rated by my work. And men have never been distinguished by their looks and women have. It doesn't bother me individually, but it bothers me as a woman who fights for women to be respected".

After saying that religion should not be taught in public schools etc, D'Ávila was accused by some of her political opponents of being an atheist. D'Ávila claims to be a Christian.

Controversies

In a 2017 Operation Car Wash statement, former Odebrecht CEO Alexandrino Alencar accused d'Ávila of illicitly receiving R$360.000,00 (US$100,000) for her electoral campaigns. Per Alencar's statement, Odebrecht kept an entire department to coordinate the payment of bribe to politicians. In Operation Car Wash, officers seized several electronic spreadsheets linking the payments to nicknames. Every corrupt politician received a nickname based on physical characteristics, public trajectory, personal infos, owned cars/boats, origin place or generic preferences. The accusation against d'Ávila received particular interest since, according to the claim, d'Ávila's nickname was 'Avião', "aircraft" in Portuguese, which is also a Brazilian slang to call a woman "hot". Despite the claim, no further evidence was presented. She denies any wrongdoing.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Conheça os Deputados". Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'Não sou um fenômeno', diz deputada mais votada pela terceira vez no RS". 6 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Folha Online - Especial - 2006 - Eleições - Apuração - Rio Grande do Sul - Deputado Federal".
  4. ^ "Confira relação de deputados federais e estaduais eleitos no RS". 4 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Manuela lança movimento para atrair pessoas 'comuns' para a política" (in Portuguese). sul21.com.br. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Miguel Rossetto será vice de Manuela D'Ávila na disputa à prefeitura de Porto Alegre" (in Portuguese). revistaforum.com.br. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Porto Alegre (RS) - Apuração eleições municipais 2º turno" (in Portuguese). g1.globo.com. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  8. ^ "PC do B anuncia Manuela d'Ávila como pré-candidata a presidente em 2018" (in Portuguese). G1. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ Savarese, Mauricio; Prengaman, Peter (11 September 2018). "Brazil race begins in earnest with da Silva off party ticket". ABC News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Resultado da apuração de 2º turno para presidente das Eleições 2018".
  11. ^ "'Minha meta não é ser um novo homem', diz Manuela d'Ávila sobre maternidade e trabalho". 29 March 2019.
  12. ^ "'E se fosse você?': Manuela d'Ávila lança livro sobre fake news e redes de ódio". Vermelho.org (in Portuguese). 11 October 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Novo livro de Manuela D'Ávila aborda o feminismo hoje. Leia entrevista" (in Portuguese). oglobo.globo.com. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Manuela D'Ávila descarta concorrer nas eleições de 2022: 'não são os mandatos que me fizeram militante'". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). 28 May 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  15. ^ "Deputado Manuela D'Ávila anuncia gravidez de seu primeiro filho" (in Portuguese). G1. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Nasce a filha da deputada estadual Manuela D'Ávila" (in Portuguese). G1. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Deputada comunista "entrega" ministro na TV" (in Portuguese). O Dia. 9 May 2012. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Manuela D'Ávila participa do Agora é Tarde de 19/06/2012" (in Portuguese). Uol. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Musa do Congresso está solteira". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  20. ^ "'Não sou um fenômeno', diz deputada mais votada pela terceira vez no RS". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  21. ^ Lopes, Nathan (26 October 2018). "Manuela entra na Justiça contra Bolsonaro por frase na TV sobre cristãos". Do UOL, em São Paulo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  22. ^ "Apelidos de políticos na Odebrecht: quem é quem". G1. 16 April 2017.
  23. ^ "Delações da Odebrecht: Manuela d'Ávila é suspeita de receber doações via caixa 2". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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