Tarek El Aissami

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Tareck El Aissami
Governor of Aragua
Assumed office
Preceded by Rafael Isea
Minister of Interior and Justice
In office
September 2008 – October 2012
Preceded by Ramón Rodríguez Chacín
Succeeded by Néstor Reverol
Personal details
Born 1974 (age 39–40)
Nationality Venezuelan
Political party PSUV[citation needed]
Alma mater University of the Andes
Profession politician
Religion Druze[citation needed]

Tareck El Aissami (born 1974)[1] is a Venezuelan politician and the current governor of the state of Aragua.

Early life and education[edit]

El Aissami was born in into a Syrian-Lebanese family in El Vigía, Mérida, on November 12, 1974.[2] He is a graduate of the University of the Andes (ULA).


El Aissami is the former interior minister and justice minister of Venezuela and he served during the Hugo Chávez's presidency.[3][4] He was previously deputy minister in the same cabinet, and a member of the National Assembly of Venezuela.[citation needed]