Mauricio Macri Current Affairs

Mauricio Macri sworn in as President of Argentina

Mauricio Macri of Republican Proposal Party (RPP) has been sworn in as new President of Argentina after taking oath in the Congress.

With this he became Argentina’s first non-Peronist President in 14 years and the third leader elected from outside the “Peronist” movement founded by Juan Peron since the end of the country’s 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Background

Earlier in 2015 Presidential election held in November 2015 Mr Macri had won the election by securing more than 53 per cent votes. He had defeated his rival Daniel Scioli of ruling Peronist Party who secured 47 per cent votes. His victory had ended the 12 years of leftist rule in Argentina.

About Mauricio Macri

  • Born on 8 February 1959 in Tandil, Argentina. He is son of Francisco Macri who is one of Argentina’s richest men.
  • Prior to entering politics, Mr Macri had a long career in business and holds civil engineer degree.
  • In 1995, he was elected as president of Boca Juniors Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina.
  • He used his success at the club as a springboard for his political career and later was re-elected as President of Club in 1999 and 2003.
  • Prior to getting elected as President, he was representing City of Buenos Aires in the lower house of the Argentine congress since 2007.

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Conservative Mauricio Macri wins presidential polls in Argentina

Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri of Republican Proposal Party has won Argentina’s 2015 Presidential election.

Mr Macri had secured more than 53 per cent votes defeating his rival Daniel Scioli of ruling Peronist Party who secured 47 per cent votes and ended the 12 years of leftist rule.

He will succeed Christina Kirchner who had ruled the South American country since 2007 and reached the end of her two-term limit.

About Mauricio Macri

  • Born on 8 February 1959 in Tandil, Argentina. He is son of Francisco Macri who is one of Argentina’s richest men.
  • Prior to entering politics, Mr Macri had a long career in business and holds civil engineer degree.
  • Prior to getting elected as President, he was representing City of Buenos Aires in the lower house of the Argentine congress since 2007.
  • In 1995, he was elected as president of Boca Juniors Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina.
  • He used his success at the club as a springboard for his political career and later was re-elected as President of Club in 1999 and 2003.
  • Earlier in October 2015, Mr. Macri who is the mayor of Buenos Aires had lost to Mr.Scioli who is the governor of Buenos Aires province in the first round of voting.

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