Juan Manuel Urtubey
|Juan Manuel Urtubey|
|Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey.|
|Governor of Salta|
December 10, 2007
|Preceded by||Juan Carlos Romero|
September 6, 1969 |
|Political party||Justicialist Party|
Juan Manuel Urtubey (born September 6, 1969) is an Argentine politician, formerly a senior figure in the ruling Front for Victory faction of the Justicialist Party (PJ) in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and now Governor of Salta Province.
Urtubey became Secretary of State of Salta Province in 1995, moving to become provincial government spokesman in 1996. In 1997 he was elected to the provincial assembly as a deputy. In 1999 he was elected on behalf of his native province to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and became secretary of two committees and of the Justicialist (PJ) caucus. He was re-elected in 2003 and served as President of the PJ caucus, and as chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Lower House.
In 2007 Urtubey was elected Governor of Salta Province and took office on 10 December. His administration has presided over a number of controversies. Salta teachers went on strike at the beginning of 2008, demanding better wages, only to be given a small raise. In December 2008, the Legislature, pressed by Urtubey, passed a new law making the religious education compulsory in both state and private schools, which has caused great concern among religious minorities in Salta.
- Resultados de Escrutinio Definitivo (Spanish)
Juan Carlos Romero
|Governor of Salta
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