Joo Doria (PSDB), the former governor of So Paulo, will debut next week, the Planalto Palace, for the first international visit of his pre-campaign.
Pressured by Tucano leaders in Brazil to prove himself viable, Doria moved to the United States, where he would defend his candidacy to foreign investors.
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Joo Agrippino da Costa Doria Jr., born 1957, is a Brazilian businessman, publicist, journalist and politician. Born in So Paulo, he was elected governor of the state for a term of office from 2018 to 2022Iago Estrella / Metropolis
The son of campaigner and former federal deputy Joo Doria and So Paulo businessman María Silvia Vieira de Moraes Dias Doria, the current governor of So Paulo and his family had to live in France for years, as his father was persecuted during a military dictatorship.Fabio Vieira / Metropolis
In 1970, after returning to Brazil, Doria asked for an internship at an advertising company in the Department of Radio and TV. He took a liking to his career, enrolled in a communication course and later became the director of the Rede Bandeirantes de Televisão.Fabio Vieira / Metropolis
Doria Isto was also a columnist for Dinheiro magazine, presenting the reality show Apprendiz e o Apprendiz Universitario. He was also a book editor, a speaker in Brazil and abroad, and the founder of the Doria Communications and Marketing Group.Fabio Vieira / Metropolis
Joo was also the Secretary of Tourism of So Paulo, President of Paulistor and Embratur.government of Sao Paulo
In 2012, he was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by IstoÉ magazine and, in 2014, was chosen by Exame magazine as one of the 100 Most Distinguished Leaders.Iago Estrella / Metropolis
In 2001, he joined the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and in 2016, he ran for mayor of So Paulo. Elected, Doria became the first candidate to hold office in the first round since 1992.Hugo Barreto / Metropolis
About 15 months after taking office as mayor, he resigned to run for governor of So Paulo.Iago Estrella / Metropolis
In 2018, he won Marcio Franca in the dispute over the Palacio dos Bandirantes.Hugo Barreto / Metropolis
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Doria gained strength by taking a stand against President Jair Bolsonaro. During 2020, it joined the Butantu Institute to develop an effective vaccine against the coronavirus. In 2021, organized a mass to vaccinate the first person in BrazilGovernment of the State of So Paulo / Disclosure
However, Doria also stirs controversy. In addition to becoming a defendant, the businessman caused confusion with teachers after being handed a handout on gender identity from schools, accusing him of taking bribes to benefit the FM Rodrigues/CLD consortium while mayor. During the pandemic, the people of So Paulo did not like to travel even after the state tightened isolation rules.Fabio Vieira / Metropolis
Bolsonaro’s rival in the 2022 elections, Doria, won the preliminary decisions of the PSDB and, so far, is official as a pre-candidate for the presidency of the republic.Iago Estrella / Metropolis
Doria also went on a tour of the United States at the end of November 2021, when she had already won the primaries and was selected as the PSDB’s candidate for the presidency of the Republic.