Anselmo Sule

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Vladimir Anselmo Sule Candia
Vladimir Anselmo Sule Candia.jpg
Senator of O'Higgins Region
In office
1969–1973; 1990 – 1998
Personal details
Born (1934-01-27)January 27, 1934
Santiago, Chile
Died June 7, 2002(2002-06-07) (aged 68)
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Social Democrat Radical Party (PRSD), Radical Party (PR)
Spouse(s) Fresia Fernández
Children Three children, including Alejandro Sule
Alma mater University of Chile
Occupation Lawyer
Website Biography at the Chilean Library of Congress (in Spanish)

Vladimir Anselmo Sule Candia (January 27, 1934 – Santiago, June 7, 2002) was a Chilean politician, member of the Radical Party and, afterwards, of the Social Democrat Radical Party. Sule Candia was also world vice president of Socialist International.[1]


Early, and personal life[edit]

Anselmo Sule Candia was born in Santiago, on January 27, 1934; his parents were Anselmo Sule Redovnicovic and Rosa Candia Gamonal. He lived his childhood in the city of Los Andes; there are reports that he was born there.[2] Sule studied Law in the University of Chile, where he graduated in 1956 with his thesis "El sindicalismo argentino" (English: The Argentinian Syndicalism).[1]

In 1958, he begins to work as professor in the Syndical School of the University of Chile. Sule also married Fresia Fernández that year in Osorno; he had three children with Fernández: Tatiana, Claudio, and Alejandro Miguel.[1] Alejandro would later become a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile.

According to La Cuarta, Sule held a friendship with important politicians such as Erich Honecker, Tony Blair, and Fidel Castro, throughout his life.[2] Sule was also a freemason, and a firefighter, member of the Bomberos de Chile.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sule Candia joined the Radical Party of Chile in 1950, and he was president of the party between 1972 and 1973. Sule also was member of the National Congress of Chile, between 1969 and 1973, representing the VI O'Higgins Region and the Colchagua Province. He also was, during two terms, National Councillor of the College of Lawyers of Chile.[1]

Following the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat, Sule was detained and taken to the Dawson Island together with other members of the Unidad Popular.[1] From 1975 until 1990, he lived in different countries, such as Venezuela, Mexico, and Uruguay (where he obtained Uruguayan citizenship). During this time, he was world vice president of Socialist International.[1]

Once Chile completed its transition to democracy, he came back to Chile, and once again was elected senator for the O'Higgins Region, holding the office between 1990 and 1998. Sule Candia also was president of the Social Democrat Radical Party.[1]


Anselmo Sule Candia died on June 7, 2002, at age 68, of brain cancer.[2] Posthumously, Sule recovered his Chilean citizenship, which he had lost during the military regime.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Vladimir Anselmo Sule Candia". Reseñas Biográficas Parlamentarias (in Spanish). Library of the National Congress of Chile. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Víctima de cáncer cerebral muere presidente del PRSD Anselmo Sule". La Cuarta. COPESA. 8 June 2002. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.