Danilo Astori

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Astori and the second or maternal family name is Saragosa.
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Danilo Astori
Vice President of Uruguay
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 1, 2010
President José Mujica
Preceded by Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 2005[1] – September 18, 2008[1]
Preceded by Isaac Alfie
Succeeded by Álvaro García
Senator of the Republic
In office
February 15, 1990 – March 1, 2005
Personal details
Born Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa
(1940-04-23) April 23, 1940 (age 74)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Political party Broad Front
Uruguay Assembly
Spouse(s) Claudia Hugo
Residence Montevideo
Profession Accountant, Economist
Religion Roman Catholic[2]
Website www.2121.org.uy

Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa (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.

Political career[edit]

He ran for vice president in the 1989 election with Líber Seregni as presidential candidate, obtaining third place with 23% of votes.

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,[3] and the party received 51.7% of votes.

Policies[edit]

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.[4]

Astori resigned from his ministry on September 18, 2008. His ministerial replacement was Álvaro García.

Historical note[edit]

Astori is the fifteenth person to hold the office of Vice President of Uruguay. The office dates from 1934, when César Charlone became Uruguay's first Vice President.

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Preceded by
Isaac Alfie
Minister of Economy and Finances
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Álvaro García