Henrique Capriles

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Henrique Capriles
Henrique Capriles en Lara, Venezuela.jpg
Governor of Miranda
In office
29 November 2008 – 18 October 2017
Preceded byDiosdado Cabello
Succeeded byHéctor Rodríguez
Mayor of Baruta
In office
30 July 2000 – 26 November 2008
Preceded byIvonne Attas
Succeeded byGerardo Blyde
Vice President of Congress
In office
23 January 1999 – 22 December 1999
Preceded byIxora Rojas
Succeeded byPosition abolished
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
23 January 1999 – 22 December 1999
Preceded byIxora Rojas
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born
Henrique Capriles Radonski

(1972-07-11) 11 July 1972 (age 49)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political partyCopei (Before 2000)
Justice First (2000–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Unity Roundtable (2008–present)
Alma materAndrés Bello Catholic University
Central University of Venezuela
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Henrique Capriles Radonski (Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike kaˈpɾiles raˈðonski]; born 11 July 1972) is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer. He was the 36th Governor of Miranda from 2008 until 2017. He is well known for being a political enemy and critic of President Nicolas Maduro.

In 2000, he co-founded the political party Primero Justicia. Capriles became the opposition candidate at the 2012 and 2013 presidential elections. He ran against President Hugo Chávez and Vice President Nicolás Maduro.

His loss in 2013 caused controversy as he said the election was a fraud and that Maduro rigged the election.[1]

On 5 April 2017, Capriles was formally banned for 15 years from political activity.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cawthorne, Andrew (1 April 2017). "Insight: The man who would beat Hugo Chavez". Reuters. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. "Venezuela opposition leader Capriles 'banned from politics'". BBC. BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2017.