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Helder Barbalho

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Helder Barbalho

Governor, State of Para, Brazil
Helder Barbalho

Helder Zahluth Barbalho is from Belém, State of Pará, born on May 18, 1979, married to lawyer Daniela Barbalho and father of 3 children. He graduated in administration from the University of Amazônia and has a postgraduate degree with an Executive Public Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. In 2018, he was elected Governor of Pará, and re-elected in 2022 in the 1st round with more than 70% of votes, being the Governor with the highest percentage of votes in Brazil. He is currently the president of the Governor's Interstate Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Legal Amazon. His proactive position and sense of urgency about an inclusive social, environmental, and economic development model for the Amazon Region have placed him as an active voice of leadership in Brazil He was Minister of State for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Minister of the National Secretariat of Ports and Minister of State for National Integration of Brazil. In 2004, he was elected to the position of mayor of Ananindeua, having taken office at the age of 25, becoming the youngest mayor in the history of Pará and was re-elected in 2008. In 2002, he was elected state deputy, becoming the most voted for the position in the state of Pará. Helder's first elected position was as councilor of Ananindeua (Pará), elected in 2000, being the most voted in the municipality.