|Vice President of Venezuela|
6 January 2016 – 4 January 2017
|Preceded by||Jorge Arreaza|
|Succeeded by||Tareck El Aissami|
|Born||Aristóbulo Istúriz Almeida
20 December 1946
|Political party||United Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Central University
Aristóbulo Istúriz Almeida (born 20 December 1946) is a Venezuelan politician and academic who was Vice President of Venezuela from January 2016 to January 2017.
Life and career
He was a professor at the Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo (CENDES) of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He was elected to Parliament several times for Acción Democrática, representing the Federal District (now the Capital District), before joining the Radical Cause in 1986. He was elected as Mayor of the Libertador Municipality of Caracas on December 6, 1992, serving in that post until January 2, 1996. After finishing his term as mayor (having lost his re-election bid to Antonio Ledezma), he became co-presenter of the Globovisión television show Blanco y Negro.
In 1997, together with some other ex-Radical Cause members, he co-founded Homeland for All (Patria Para Todos, PPT), which in the 1998 presidential election decided to support Hugo Chávez. Between 2001 and 2007 he served as Minister of Education in Chávez's government. In 2008 Istúriz was the pro-Chávez Patriotic Alliance's candidate for Mayor of Caracas; he was narrowly defeated.
He was leader of the Venezuelan teachers' association SUMA for a time.
On 6 January 2016, President Nicolas Maduro appointed Isturiz as Vice President of Venezuela. He remained in office for one year, until Tareck El Aissami was appointed to succeed him on 4 January 2017.
- Margarita López-Maya, "The Rise of Causa R in Venezuela", in Douglas A. Chalmers, Carlos M. Vilas, Katherine Hite, Scott B. Martin, Kerianne Piester, Monique Segarra (editors), The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, p129
- Cancel, Daniel (2008-06-27). "Chavez Candidate Leads Caracas Mayor Race, Poll Says". Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Maduro appoints Aristóbulo Istúriz as new Vice-President". El Universal. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
- "Venezuela names economy czar, oil minister in cabinet shuffle", Reuters, 4 January 2017.
- (Spanish) Official website
|Mayor of Libertador Municipality
|New office||Minister of Education
|Governor of Anzoátegui
|Vice President of Venezuela
Tareck El Aissami
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