Mauricio Macri

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Mauricio Macri
Retrato oficial del Presidente Mauricio Macri.jpg
56th President of Argentina
In office
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
Vice PresidentGabriela Michetti
Preceded byCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Succeeded byAlberto Fernández
President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations
In office
17 April 2017 – 17 April 2018
Preceded byNicolás Maduro
Succeeded byEvo Morales
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
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2005 – 18 July 2007
Succeeded byJulián Obiglio
ConstituencyCity of Buenos Aires
Personal details
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 62)
Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Political partyRepublican Proposal (PRO) (2008–present)
Other political
affiliations
Commitment to Change (2003–2008)
Juntos por el Cambio (2015–present)
Spouse(s)Yvonne Bordeu (1981–1991)
Isabel Menditeguy (1994–2005)
Juliana Awada (2010–present)
Children4
ParentsFranco Macri
Alicia Blanco Villegas
EducationPontifical Catholic University of Argentina
Columbia University
ProfessionCivil engineer
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Mauricio Macri (Spanish pronunciation: [mauˈɾisjo ˈmakɾi]; born 8 February 1959) is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician. He was the 53rd President of Argentina from 10 December 2015 through 10 December 2019. He was the Mayor of Buenos Aires serving from 10 December 2007 through 10 December 2015.[1]

Presidency[change | change source]

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.

Macri lost his re-election bid in the 2019 election to Alberto Fernández and left office on 10 December 2019.[4]

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.
  4. Dube, Ryan (27 October 2019). "Argentina's President Mauricio Macri Concedes Election to Peronist Rival Alberto Fernández". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • (several authors) (November 2015). Todo Macri: vida, poder y secretos del nuevo presidente. Argentina: Perfil.
  • Novaro, Marcos (2017). El Caso Maldonado (in Spanish). Argentina: Edhasa. ISBN 978-987-628-470-7.

Other websites[change | change source]