Agencia EFEDecember 2, 2013 14:16
Sao Paulo, Dec 2 (EFE).- Marcelo Deda, governor of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, died Monday in a Sao Paulo hospital, victim of the gastrointestinal cancer that was diagnosed last year. He was 53.
The two-term governor was considered an able negotiator for Brazil's governing Workers Party, or PT, and conciliatory toward other parties.
Deda had been a key national figure within the PT since his early 2000s tenure as mayor of Aracaju, the state capital.