|Vice President of Uruguay|
March 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Rodolfo Nin Novoa|
|Senator of the Republic|
March 1, 1990 – February 15, 2005
April 23, 1940 |
|Political party||Broad Front
Danilo Astori (born April 23, 1940) is a Uruguayan social democratic politician who has been Vice President of Uruguay since 2010. Previously he was Minister of Economics and Finance from 2005 to 2008. He is the main leader of the Asamblea Uruguay party, which is part of the ruling centre-left Broad Front party.
Before the 2004 elections, Astori was announced to become Finance Minister if the Broad Front won. This is said to have turned centrist voters to choose the Broad Front, and the party received 51.7% of votes.
Astori has followed a fiscal conservative policy, but allowing increases in welfare, education and health care spendings. He has been a supporter of trade pacts with the United States, the European Union, the People's Republic of China and India, with the Chilean "open regionalism" as a model.
Astori resigned from his ministry on September 18, 2008. His ministerial replacement was Álvaro García.
|Minister of Economy and Finances
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