|Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers|
20 November 2013
|President||Cristina Fernández de Kirchner|
|Preceded by||Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Jr.|
|Governor of Chaco|
December 10, 2007 – November 20, 2013
|Lieutenant||Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff|
|Preceded by||Roy Nikisch|
|Succeeded by||Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff|
|Born||November 28, 1964
Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña
|Political party||Justicialist Party|
Jorge Milton Capitanich (born November 28, 1964) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician from Chaco Province, former governor of that province. He formerly 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. He defeated former governor Ángel Rozas by just 0.8% of the vote.
Capitanich is the first Argentine of Montenegrin origin to hold the Governor's post in any province.
- Argentine Senate website
- Madness checks for Argentine politicians, BBC News Online, 12 September 2002
|Minister of Economy
|Governor of Chaco
Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff
Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Jr.
|Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina