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|Governor of Minas Gerais|
1 January 2019
|Vice Governor||Paulo Brant|
|Preceded by||Fernando Pimentel|
|Born|| (1964-10-28) 28 October 1964
Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Political party||NOVO (since 2018)|
|Alma mater||Fundação Getúlio Vargas|
Zema entered the New Party (NOVO) in 2018 and filed his candidacy to run for Governor of the state of Minas Gerais. He finished in first place in the first round of the election, receiving 42% of the vote, while the second-place candidate Antonio Anastasia (PSDB) attained 29% of the vote; the incumbent governor Fernando Pimentel, who was seeking re-election, failed to make it to the run-off held on 28 October 2018.
Zema was elected Governor of Minas Gerais in the run-off with 71% of the vote, against the 28% of Anastasia. He is the first NOVO candidate to win a gubernatorial election in Brazil since the party was formally registered in 2015.
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