Eduardo da Costa Paes ( Brazilian Portuguese: [edwaʁdu dɐ kɔstɐ pɐjs] , born 14 November 1969) is a Brazilian politician who is the former mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro , keeping Defeated Fernando Gabeira in the 2008 Elections .  On 12 August 2012, at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony , Paes RECEIVED the Olympic Flag , by Jacques Rogge , from London Mayor , Boris Johnson .
Paes was a noted trenchant critic of the Lula administration , met name prolongation the Mensalão scandal in 2005 over alleged payments to congressmen for votes.  When it cameramen to his administration as Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Scandals continued to fail after. 
As mayor prolongation the bid , Preparation and execution of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Paes has faced many challenges, balancing the Demands and opportunities of the Olympics, with the needs of the Cariocas , the people of Rio de Janeiro. 
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