Eduardo Fellner

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Eduardo Fellner
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Governor of Jujuy Province
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 10, 2011
Lieutenant Guillermo Jenefes
Preceded by Walter Barrionuevo
President of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies
In office
December 10, 2007 – December 10, 2011
Preceded by Alberto Balestrini
Succeeded by Julián Domínguez
Argentine Deputy
for Jujuy Province
In office
December 10, 2007 – December 10, 2011
Governor of Jujuy
In office
November 26, 1998 – December 10, 2007
Lieutenant Walter Barrionuevo
Preceded by Carlos Ferraro
Succeeded by Walter Barrionuevo
Personal details
Born (1954-06-16) June 16, 1954 (age 60)
Río Tercero, Córdoba
Political party Justicialist Party
Profession Lawyer

Eduardo Alfredo Fellner (born June 16, 1954) is an Argentine Justicialist Party (PJ) politician, currently President of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and until 2007 governor of Jujuy Province.

Life and times[edit]

Fellner was born in Río Tercero, Córdoba, and was raised in Villa Palpalá, Jujuy Province, where his father had found work in the Zapla steel mill, the country's oldest and largest. The young Fellner later relocated to Tucumán, where he earned a juris doctor at the Saint Thomas Aquinas University of the North. He returned to Jujuy in 1983, and was appointed Solicitor General of the province, later becoming District Attorney.[1]

The Secretary of Industry, Juan Schiaretti, named Fellner his Minister of Government during President Carlos Menem's 1993 Federal intervention decree over the governor's post in Santiago del Estero Province. Fellner returned to Jujuy and was elected to the Provincial Legislature. Serving as President of the body by 1998, he first assumed the governor's post upon the resignation of Governor Carlos Ferraro.[1]

Fellner was elected in his own right in 1999, and re-elected in 2003. He became the national leader of the Justicialist Party in 2004, chairing its national council. He resigned the same year, however, amid fallout from a row between Kirchnerists (supporters of then President Néstor Kirchner), to whom Fellner was loyal, and provincial party leaders.

Fellner attempted to change the provincial constitution ahead of the 2007 election so that he could stand for re-election for a third full term.[2] He later stood for election to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, and was sworn in in December 2007. Fellner was elected as President of the Chamber, and was only the second chamber president to not be from Buenos Aires Province; he was re-elected to the post in 2009.

Fellner was nominated as the Front for Victory candidate for Governor of Jujuy in 2011. He was returned to the post by voters with 57% of the total, defeating UCR candidate Mario Fiad by 31%.[3]

Fellner's sister, Liliana Fellner, is a Senator for Jujuy.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biografías de Gobernadores: Dr. Eduardo Fellner". Tribunal Electoral de la Provincia de Jujuy. 
  2. ^ La Nación (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Gobernador de Jujuy (2011)". Atlas Electoral de Andy Tow. 
Preceded by
Carlos Ferraro
Governor of Jujuy
1998 – 2007
Succeeded by
Walter Barrionuevo
Preceded by
Walter Barrionuevo
Governor of Jujuy
2011 &ndash
Succeeded by