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Gerardo Zamora
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Governor Gerardo Zamora
Provisional President of the Argentine Senate
Assumed office
February 28, 2014
Preceded by Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich
Senator from Santiago del Estero Province
Assumed office
December 4, 2013
Governor of Santiago del Estero Province
In office
December 10, 2005 – December 10, 2013
Lieutenant Emilio Rached (2005 - 07)
Blanca Porcel (2007 - 09)
Ángel Niccolai (2009 - 13)
Preceded by Pablo Lanusse
Succeeded by Claudia Ledesma Abdala
Mayor of Santiago del Estero
In office
2001–2005
Personal details
Born (1964-01-06) January 6, 1964 (age 52)
Bowen, Mendoza Province
Political party Radical Civic Union
Spouse(s) Claudia Ledesma Abdala
Alma mater Catholic University of Santiago del Estero
Profession Lawyer

Gerardo Zamora (born January 6, 1964) is an Argentine politician from Santiago del Estero Province.[1] Governor of Santiago del Estero since 2005, he is a member of the centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR).[2]

Born in rural Bowen, Mendoza Province, Zamora's family moved to Santiago del Estero in 1968. He later became a leader in student politics, serving as President of the UCR student chapter Franja Morada at the Catholic University of Santiago del Estero and as President of the UCR's youth wing for two terms. He became a lawyer and continued his political activities. Zamora married twice; he has one son from his first marriage, and two sons and a daughter from his second.[3]

Elected to the Provincial Legislature in Santiago del Estero in 1991, he served in the post until 1993, and was elected Mayor of the city of Santiago del Estero in 1995. He became a provincial deputy once again in 1997 and served as President of the UCR caucus until 1999. In that year he was elected vice-mayor of Santiago del Estero and took over as Mayor in 2001 when the incumbent resigned. In 2003 he was elected Mayor of the city in his own right with 64% of the vote, serving until 2004.

Zamora has been a key UCR supporter of Peronist Presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (a 'K' Radical, as UCR allies of Kirchnerism are known), and opposed leading UCR figures' plans to support an opposing candidate to the Kirchners in the 2007 presidential elections. He was elected governor in 2005 on the Civic Front for Santiago ticket, with the support of some Peronists and Socialists as well as most Radicals (UCR) in the province.

From 2005 until 2007, Zamora's vice-governor was Emilio Rached; Rached was elected to the Argentine Senate in 2007, and later broke ranks with the governor.[4] Zamora was re-elected governor in 2008 with 85% of the vote.[5] Governor Zamora sought an amendment to the provincial constitution that would enable a third consecutive term; the amendment was defeated in an October 22, 2013, Argentine Supreme Court ruling, however.[6] His alliance with Kirchnerists had by then led to his break with the UCR,[7] which opted to endorse former Vice Governor Emilio Rached in a Progressive, Civic and Social Front ticket for the upcoming 2013 gubernatorial elections.[4] Zamora nominated his wife, Claudia Ledesma, as the Civic Front for Santiago candidate for governor and she defeated Rached by a 65-to-15% margin;[4][8] the outgoing governor was concurrently elected to the Argentine Senate.

Supported by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in a bid to broaden her support among 'K' Radicals, Zamora was elected Provisional President of the Argentine Senate with the support of Kirchner's majority Front for Victory caucus; he took office on February 28, 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Europaworld
  2. ^ Latin American Herald Tribune
  3. ^ "Nació la hija del gobernador Zamora, se llama Amparo". Diario Panorama. 
  4. ^ a b c "Zamora’s wife easily wins governor’s race". Buenos Aires Herald. December 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Santiago del Estero. Gobernador y Vice". Atlas Electoral de Andy Tow. 
  6. ^ "Piden que la esposa de Gerardo Zamora sea candidata en Santiago del Estero". La Nación. October 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "UCR:Zamora dejó el partido y no acompañamos". InfoNews. February 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Elecciones en Santiago del Estero: Gobernador y Vice (2013)". Atlas Electoral de Andy Tow. 
  9. ^ "Zamora's appointment responds to 'strategic' and 'democratic' decision". Buenos Aires Herald. February 28, 2014. 
Preceded by
Pablo Lanusse
Governor of Santiago del Estero
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Claudia Ledesma Abdala
Preceded by
Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich
Provisional President of the Argentine Senate
2014––present
Incumbent

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