Pablo Pérez Álvarez
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2009)|
|Pablo Martín Pérez Álvarez|
|35º Governor of Zulia|
|Preceded by||Manuel Rosales|
|Succeeded by||Francisco Arias Cárdenas|
August 19, 1969 |
Maracaibo, Zulia State
|Political party||A New Era (since 2000)
Democratic Action (1986-2000)
|Spouse(s)||Carolina Gutiérrez de Pérez|
In 1986 he graduated from secondary school with a diploma in Humanities. Pérez Álvarez enrolled at University of Zulia to study law. Later he did postgraduate studies in Public Law at the same university. Pérez Álvarez also studied Gerencia Municipal (municipal management) at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), a Venezuelan higher education institute of management.
In 1995 he began to work with Manuel Rosales, the mayor of Maracaibo. Pablo Pérez was in charge of the Legal Consultancy of the City Council and was a member of some commissions.
From 2000 to 2008, Manuel Rosales was Governor of Zulia. Pablo Pérez worked with him in some posts. In 2006 Pérez Álvarez was appointed by Rosales as Secretario de Gobierno, the second highest ranking official in the government of Zulia.
In 2004 Pablo Pérez was candidate of the political party A New Era for the mayor’s office of Maracaibo. But he was narrowly defeated by the candidate of the Fifth Republic Movement, Gian Carlo di Martino.
Governor of Zulia
In 2008 he competed for the post of Governor of Zulia with the support of A New Era and other political parties opposed to the government of Hugo Chávez during the 2008 regional elections. Pablo Pérez won with 53.59% of the votes.
|Governor of Zulia
Francisco Arias Cárdenas