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Marina Silva
Spokesperson of the Sustainability Network
Assumed office
22 September 2015
Serving with Zé Gustavo
Preceded by Position established
Senator for Acre
In office
13 May 2008 – 1 February 2011
In office
1 February 1995 – 1 January 2003
Minister of the Environment
In office
1 January 2003 – 13 May 2008
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by José Carlos Carvalho
Succeeded by Carlos Minc
State Deputy of Acre
In office
1 February 1991 – 1 February 1995
Alderman of Rio Branco
In office
1 January 1989 – 1 February 1991
Personal details
Maria Osmarina da Silva

8 February 1958 (1958-02-08) (age 63)
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
Political party PT (1986–2009)
PV (2009–2011)
Independent (2011–2013)
PSB (2013–2015)
REDE (2015–present)
Fábio Vaz de Lima (m. 1986)
Children 4
Alma mater Federal University of Acre

Maria Osmarina Marina Silva Vaz de Lima (born 8 February 1958) is a Brazilian politician. She is a presidential candidate in the 2018 Brazilian elections. She is a member of the Sustainability Party (REDE). She is known both for her pro-environmental views and her conservative social views.

Political career

Silva was a member of the Worker's Party (PT) until 2009. She was a Senator before becoming Minister of the Environment in 2003. She ran for president in the 2010 Brazilian elections as the candidate for the Green Party (PV).

In April 2014, Eduardo Campos announced his candidacy for the fall 2014 Presidential Election, naming Marina Silva as his Vice Presidential candidate. After Campos's death in a plane crash on August, she was selected to run as the Socialist Party's candidate for the Presidency.


In 2012 she was one of eight people chosen to carry the flag for the opening ceremonies of the London Olympic Games.

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