Henrique Salas Feo

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Henrique Salas Feo
59th Governor of Carabobo
In office
2008–2012
Preceded by Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez
Succeeded by Francisco Ameliach

57th Governor of Carabobo
In office
1996–2004
Preceded by Henrique Salas Römer
Succeeded by Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez
Personal details
Born December 14, 1960
Carabobo State
Political party Project Venezuela
Profession Politician, economist

Henrique Fernando Salas Feo (born December 14, 1960) is a Venezuelan politician, President of the centre-right party Project Venezuela, and the former governor of Carabobo State. He is the son of the former Carabobo Governor and 1998 presidential candidate Henrique Salas Römer. He has run for Governor of Carabobo in five elections (1995–2008), winning four times.

Studies and jobs[edit]

He holds degrees in economy and industrial relations and post-graduate degrees from the Institute of High Studies of Administration (Venezuela) and the Chase Manhattan Bank. He has worked for IBM International in the section of Market and Sellings Management.

Political career[edit]

In the Venezuelan parliamentary election, 1993 he ran successfully for the Venezuelan Congress, becoming deputy for his home state.

In the Venezuelan regional elections, 1995 he was elected governor of Carabobo and re-elected in 1998. In the 2000 elections, after the approval of the new Constitution of Venezuela, he won a new term. In the 2004 election he lost his re-election bid to chavista candidate Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez.

In the 2008 election he ran again backed by the National Unity, a broad coalition of opposition parties including Project Venezuela. This time against chavista Mario Silva, a former host of the TV channel Venezolana de Televisión. On November 23 he won the election with 49% of the votes and was sworn on December 4.

Between 2002 and 2004 he was Vice-President of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA), a regional division of the International Democratic Union (IDU) that groups conservative political parties from Latin America.

In May 2009 Salas Feo was noted for calling for a "piggy bank" of cash saved up during the oil "bonanza era" to be used to make up shortfalls in block grants to regional governments.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pedro Pablo Peñaloza (2009-05-07). "http://www.eluniversal.com/2009/05/07/pol_art_en-la-practica-come_1376727.shtml". El Universal. 
Preceded by
Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez
Governor of Carabobo
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Francisco Ameliach
Preceded by
Henrique Salas Römer
Governor of Carabobo
1996–2004
Succeeded by
Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez