Jorge Capitanich

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Jorge Capitanich
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Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
Assumed office
20 November 2013
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded by Juan Manuel Abal Medina
In office
2 January 2002 – 3 May 2002
President Eduardo Duhalde
Preceded by Antonio Cafiero
Succeeded by Alfredo Atanasof
Governor of Chaco
In office
10 December 2007 – 20 November 2013
Lieutenant Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff
Preceded by Roy Nikisch
Succeeded by Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff
Personal details
Born (1964-11-28) 28 November 1964 (age 50)
Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina
Political party Justicialist Party
Alma mater National University of the Northeast
University of Belgrano
University of San Andrés

Jorge Milton Capitanich (born November 28, 1964) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician who has served as Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers since 2013. He is from Chaco Province and formerly served as governor of that province. Before that, he represented the Chaco Province in the Argentine Senate from 10 October 2001 to 12 September 2007.

Capitanich (originally probably Kapitanić) descends from the first Montenegrins who settled in Chaco and created Colonia La Montenegrina, the biggest Montenegrin colony in South America. He was born in Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, and enrolled at the National University of the Northeast, graduating with a degree in accountancy in 1988. He earned a post-graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Belgrano in 1991, and taught in his discipline. He later earned a master's degree at the ESEADE business school, and at the University of San Andrés.

Capitanich was elected Senator for Chaco in October 2001, and named interim Minister of Economy of Argentina during the institutional crisis of December 21 of that year, serving for two days in the post. President Eduardo Duhalde appointed Capitanich Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers in January 2002, serving until May. He retained his Senate seat, and supported President Néstor Kirchner's Front for Victory. In 2003 he stood to be governor of Chaco, but was defeated by Roy Nikisch of the Radical Civic Union. On 12 September 2007, he stepped down from the senate to be elected Governor of Chaco on 16 September 2007, taking office on December 10.[1] He defeated former governor Ángel Rozas by just 0.8% of the vote.[2] Capitanich was the first Argentine of Montenegrin origin to hold the Governor's post in any province.

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appointed Capitanich Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers in November 2013.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Domingo Cavallo
Minister of Economy

Succeeded by
Rodolfo Frigeri
Preceded by
Antonio Cafiero
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
Succeeded by
Alfredo Atanasof
Preceded by
Roy Nikisch
Governor of Chaco
Succeeded by
Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Abal Medina
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers