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Claudio Eloy Fermín Maldonado (born in Barinas, Barinas, 1950) is a Venezuelan politician. He was deputy minister of youth under Jaime Lusinchi, and subsequently Mayor of Libertador municipality, Caracas (1989–1993) for Acción Democrática, narrowly missing out on re-election to La Causa Radical's Aristóbulo Istúriz. He was the AD candidate in the 1993 presidential election, coming second with 24% of the vote.
He ran as an independent in the 1998 presidential election, but withdrew before election day. In 1999 he was elected to the Constituent Assembly which drafted the new Constitution of Venezuela. He ran in the 2000 presidential election under the banner of Encuentro Nacional, a party he founded, gaining less than 3% of the vote. He participated in the 2004 and 2008 regional elections, running for Mayor of Libertador Municipality.
- Margarita Lopez Maya, "The Rise of Causa ЯA Workers' Party Shakes Up the Old Politics", NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol. 27, 1994, p33
Juan Alberto Santos
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