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About Mário Covas Mário Covas Júnior (Santos, 21 April 1930 — São Paulo, 6 March 2001) was an important Brazilian politician. Covas studied engineering at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo). He entered politics in his native city of Santos, in the state of São Paulo.He was elected federal representative, mayor of São Paulo City (1983-1985), senator and twice Governor of the state of São Paulo (1994-1998/1998-2001). He was a founder and member of PMDB (Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement) and later PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party). In 1989, he was the PSDB presidential candidate, receiving 11% of the votes. In the run-off of that election, he supported, like his party, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. He took a medical leave of absence on 22 January 2001, due to bladder cancer found during an operation to remove a prostate tumor . He died later the same year. His successor was his deputy, Geraldo Alckmin.

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Rank Name Total
13. Cândido Rondon 14160
14. Ulysses Guimarães 13351
15. General João 11042
16. Marquês de Tamandar 10376
17. Mário Covas 7455
18. Carlos Lacerda 6664
19. Geraldo Alckmin 5949
20. Dilma Roussef 5539
21. José de Paiva Netto 5033

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122. Anwar El Sadat 7192
123. Jalal Talabani 7143
124. M. Reza Pahlavi 7114

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