Mauricio Macri

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Mauricio Macri
Presidente Macri en el Sillon de Rivadavia (cropped).jpg
53th President of Argentina
Assumed office
10 December 2015
Vice PresidentGabriela Michetti
Preceded byCristina Fernández de Kirchner
5th Chief of Government of Buenos Aires
In office
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015
DeputyGabriela Michetti
María Eugenia Vidal
Preceded byJorge Telerman
Succeeded byHoracio Rodríguez Larreta
30th Chairman of the Boca Juniors
In office
27 February 2008 – 1 June 2008
Preceded byPedro Pompilio
Succeeded byJorge Amor Ameal
In office
13 December 1995 – 4 December 2007
Preceded byPedro Pompilio
Succeeded byPedro Pompilio
Personal details
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 60)
Tandil, Argentina
Political partyCommitment to Change (2003–2009)
Republican Proposal (2009–present)
Other political
affiliations
Cambiemos (2015–present)
Spouse(s)Yvonne Bordeu (1981–1991)
Isabel Menditeguy (1994–2005)
Juliana Awada (2010–present)
ChildrenAgustina, Jimena, Francisco, Antonia
ParentsFrancisco Macri
Alicia Blanco Villegas
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Argentina
WebsiteOfficial site
Macri Meet Pope Francis

Mauricio Macri (Spanish pronunciation: [mauˈɾisjo ˈmakɾi]; born 8 February 1959) is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician. He is the 53rd President of Argentina serving since 10 December 2015. He was the Mayor of Buenos Aires serving from 10 December 2007 through 10 December 2015.[1]

On 22 November 2015, after a tie in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October, Macri won the first ballotage in Argentina's history, beating Front for Victory candidate Daniel Scioli and becoming president-elect. He was inaugurated on 10 December 2015.[2][3]

Running for president when the Argentine economy was not performing well, Macri campaigned on a platform of change, and promised to pass free market reforms of the economy. Macri made major economic changes as soon as he entered office, hoping to help create jobs. He also is changing the country's foreign policy. While the president that came before him, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, had criticized the United States' policies, Macri has improved relations. In 2016, Barack Obama visited Argentina. The two talked about improving relations, issues in the hemisphere, and an apology from the United States for its support of the dictatorship in Argentina (as well as in several other Latin American countries) in the 1970s and 80s.

Macri has been critical of the government of Nicolas Maduro, and feels that the Venezuelan President is undemocratic and oppressive.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Buenos Aires mayor favored in Argentina's presidential election". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. "Elecciones 2015: minuto a minuto, los resultados para conocer al próximo presidente". lanacion.com.ar. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. "Mauricio Macri wins historic presidential runoff". Buenos Aires Herald. Retrieved 23 November 2015.