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Gerardo Zamora
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Governor Gerardo Zamora
Provisional President of the Argentine Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 28, 2014
Preceded by Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich
Senator from Santiago del Estero Province
Incumbent
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 50)
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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Tuteve.Tv
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:48:05 -0800

La cantante Katy Jara y el actor Gerardo Zamora fueron sorprendidos por las cámaras de Mujeres Arriba durante una salida nocturna. En las imágenes se puede ver cómo ambos conversan muy relajadamente hasta altas horas de la noche y luego se van ...

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Nuevo Diario de Santiago del Estero
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:41:15 -0800

Se hacen otras obras de plantas de agua y acueductos con fondos aportados por la Nación y también de la Provincia”, expresó el senador nacional, Dr. Gerardo Zamora ayer, al confirmar la visita del Ministro de Planificación Federal de la Nación que ...

La Nación Costa Rica

La Nación Costa Rica
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:18:41 -0800

La pareja son padres de Luciana de año y seis meses. Se casaron en el 2010. Foto: Archivo. ampliar. La comunicadora tiene casi siete semanas de gestación y asegura que la ilusión de volver a ser mamá la llena. Se siente aún más feliz porque su pequeña ...

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El Liberal Digital
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:41:15 -0800

Publicado el 22/11/2014 - El senador y presidente provisional del Senado, Gerardo Zamora, recibió el Premio Comunas 2014, durante un acto que se realizó en el Salón Azul del Senado de la Nación, por haber obtenido el primer lugar en el 18º concurso ...

Fox News

Fox News
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:15:00 -0800

Rescued diver Gerardo Zamora, right, is held by family member as he's taken to a hospital in the back of a truck after being rescued from a shipwreck in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, in Nicaragua, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities ...

San Angelo Standard Times

San Angelo Standard Times
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:56:15 -0800

Divers Gerardo Zamora, right, and Roberto Mudi, left, are embraced by family members as they're taken to a hospital in the back of a truck after being rescued from a shipwreck in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, in Nicaragua, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

SFGate

SFGate
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:26:15 -0800

Photo: Elaine Thompson, Associated Press The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally ...

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El Liberal Digital
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:41:15 -0800

El encuentro contó con la participación de la gobernadora Claudia de Zamora; del vicegobernador José Emilio Neder; y del presidente provisional del Senado de la Nación, Gerardo Zamora; quienes estuvieron acompañados por funcionarios, legisladores, ...
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