- Category : 1944-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
Brazilian university professor and member of the Popular Socialist Party (PPS), currently a Senator from the Federal District. Cristovam Buarque ran for President in the elections of 2006 for the PDT, having the senator Jefferson Peres as vice-president. The main flag of his campaign was federalization of basic public education (preschool, basic and intermediary education), considered a prerequisite for solving many Brazilian problems in the medium and long run. Celebrities including Juca Kfouri, José Trajano, Caetano Veloso, Fernanda Torres, Ricardo Noblat and Manoel Carlos declared their support for Buarque.
After the 1964 coup, he was persecuted and took exile in France, where he earned a PhD in economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris I, (Paris), in 1973. He is the author of ten books and several published articles.
Buarque is a member of the Institute of Education of UNESCO and of the Council of the United Nations University. He created a NGO Mission Child, which sponsors an income transfer programme for thousands of families and is funded by private enterprises. He was awarded the Jabuti prize of Literature in 1995, in the “Humanities” category.
He is married and has two children.