|José Mujica in 2009.|
|40th President of Uruguay|
March 1, 2010
|Vice President||Danilo Astori|
|Preceded by||Tabaré Vázquez|
|Born||José Alberto Mujica Cordano
May 20, 1935
|Political party||Broad Front|
|Religion||None (Atheist, Agnosticism)|
He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010. He has been called "the world's 'poorest' president" because he donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities to help poor people and small entrepreneurs.
Senate career[change | edit source]
In 1999, because of Mujica was elected to the Senate of Uruguay. Mujica was re-elected to the Senate, and the MPP received over 300,000 votes.
Therefore keeping its position as the primary political force within the coalition and a major force behind the victory of presidential candidate Tabaré Vázquez.
Minister of Livestock[change | edit source]
On March 1, 2005, President Tabaré Vázquez made Mujica as the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (Mujica's own professional background was in the agricultural sector).
Since becoming minister, Mujica resigned his position as senator. He held this position until a cabinet change in 2008, when he resigned and was replaced by Ernesto Agazzi. Mujica then returned to his seat in the Senate.
Personal life[change | edit source]
In 2005, Mujica married Lucía Topolansky.
References[change | edit source]
- "Jose Mujica, President Of Uruguay, Donates 90 Percent Of Salary To Charity". Huffington Post.com. 17 November 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/jose-mujica-charity_n_2145089.html. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- Hernandez, Vladimir (14 November 2012). "Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest' President". BBC News Magazine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493.
- Mujica paseará por Muxika, la tierra de sus antepasados, Diario La República
- Mujica recibió las llaves de la ciudad de Muxika, Diario La República
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: José Mujica|
- (Spanish) Biography by CIDOB Foundation
- (Spanish) Editorial publicada el 2011-7-11, en La Red 21 Uruguay, del filósofo Eduardo Sanguinetti: "Mujica gesto de una fundación"
- (Spanish) Editorial publicada el 21 de junio de 2012, en el diario La Republica (Uruguay), del filósofo Eduardo Sanguinetti: "El Nobel de la Paz para Pepe Mujica"
- Uruguay's President-Elect: Che Guevara’s Spiritual Heir by The Daily Maverick
- (Spanish) Lessa (2001). La revolución imposible: los Tupamaros y el fracaso de la vía armada en el Uruguay. Fin de Siglo.
- (Spanish) Mujica, el viaje de un tupamaro
- (Spanish) Mujica por Pagina 12: “En mi paisito vale la pena invertir”
- (Spanish) Infolatam.com