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Erika Kokay
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Kokay in 2015
Federal Deputy for the Federal District
Assumed office
16 December 2011
State representative for Federal District
In office
1 February 2003 – 31 January 2010
Personal details
Born (1957-08-15) 15 August 1957 (age 65)
Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
Political partyPT

Erika Jucá Kokay (born 15 August 1957) is a Brazilian politician. Although born in Ceará, she has spent her political career representing the Federal District, having served as state representative since 2011.[1]

Personal life

Kokay was born to Lojos Ferenz Kokay and Maria do Perpétuo Socorro Jucá.[1] Prior to becoming a politician Kokay worked as a banker.[1] Kokay has also worked as a syndicalist since 1992, and is a member and past president of the trade union Central Única dos Trabalhadores.[2]

Political career

Kokay voted against the impeachment motion of then-president Dilma Rousseff.[3] Kokay voted against the 2017 Brazilian labor reform,[4] and she would vote in favor of a corruption investigation into Rousseff's successor Michel Temer.[5]

Kokay is fervently against the nonpartisan school bill, stating that it would limit free speech in the educational system and make students "enemies of the nation".[6] Kokay supported the National Truth Commission which investigates crimes committed by the military dictatorship in Brazil from 1946–1988.[7] She is a supporter of LGBT rights, which was a central theme of her 2018 re-election campaign.[8][9]

She was investigated in April 2019 for allegedly misusing funds after requesting that one of her peers be investigated, Kokay claimed that she was being investigated in retaliation and that she was "completely calm" regarding the potencial outcome.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "ERIKA KOKAY – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ Waclawovsky, Luciana (27 August 2018). "CUT é homenageada em sessão solene na Câmara dos Deputados" (in Portuguese). CUT. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Reforma trabalhista: como votaram os deputados" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Veja como deputados votaram no impeachment de Dilma, na PEC 241, na reforma trabalhista e na denúncia contra Temer" [See how deputies voted in the impeachment of Dilma, in PEC 241, in the labor reform and in the denunciation against Temer] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Como votou cada deputado sobre a denúncia contra Temer" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ Alves, Lise (14 November 2018). "Controversial Education Project Divides Brazil's Lower House, Rio Times". The Rio Times. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ Steps, Najla. "Parliament Enforces Installation of the Truth Commission". Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  8. ^ Minervino, Tiago (8 October 2018). "Defensora dos direitos LGBT, Erika Kokay é reeleita para deputada federal" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Erika Kokay, a defensora dos direitos LGBT reeleita pelo DF" (in Portuguese). PT. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ Marques, Maríla; Mello, Isabella (26 April 2019). "Deputada Federal Erika Kokay vira ré em investigação sobre desvio de salário de assessora" (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
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