César Pérez Vivas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pérez and the second or maternal family name is Vivas.
César Pérez Vivas
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45th Governor of Táchira
In office
Preceded by Ronald Blanco La Cruz
Succeeded by José Gregorio Vielma Mora
Personal details
Born (1957-04-24) April 24, 1957 (age 59)
La Grita, Táchira State
Political party COPEI
Profession Politician, Lawyer

César Alejandro Pérez Vivas (April 24, 1957), is a Venezuelan lawyer and politician associated with COPEI in Táchira State. From 2008 until 2012 was the Governor of Táchira.

He studied the secondary level at Jáuregui, a military school from Táchira State. Later Pérez Vivas got graduated as a lawyer at Universidad Católica del Táchira. Finally he did the postgraduate level at Central University of Venezuela. Pérez Vivas worked also as a university lecturer.

Pérez Vivas was chosen Youth Secretary of COPEI -Táchira in 1977. Later he became National Youth Secretary of that party. From 2002 to 2007, Pérez Vivas was the General Secretary of COPEI. In 1983 Pérez Vivas was elected a deputy of the Asamblea Legislativa of Táchira State, a kind of state legislature. From 1988 to 1998 Pérez Vivas worked as a deputy of the Venezuelan National Congress. In 2000, he won a seat at the National Assembly of Venezuela. In 2005 he decided not to compete for a re-election as deputy.

On 28 September 2008, Pérez Vivas won a primary election done by some political parties opposed to Hugo Chávez to select the candidate to the governor’s office of Táchira State.[1] On 23 November, he became the winner during the Venezuelan regional elections with 49% of the votes, according to the first bulletin from the CNE.[2]

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  1. ^ César Pérez Vivas ganó primarias en Táchira. CadenaGlobal.com. (Spanish)
  2. ^ Pérez Vivas es el nuevo Gobernador del Táchira. La Nación (San Cristóbal) (Spanish)