Daniel Mora

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Daniel Mora
Minister of Defense of Peru
In office
28 July 2011 – 11 December 2011
President Ollanta Humala
Prime Minister Salomon Lerner
Preceded by Jaime Thorne
Succeeded by Luis Alberto Otárola
Member of Congress of the Republic of Peru
Assumed office
Constituency Callao region
Personal details
Born Daniel Emiliano Mora Zevallos
(1945-02-18) 18 February 1945 (age 72)
Callao, Peru
Political party Possible Peru
Alma mater Chorrillos Military School
Profession Soldier

Daniel Emiliano Mora Zevallos (born 18 February 1945 in Callao) is a Peruvian military officer and politician (Possible Peru). He was the first Minister of Defense of Peru in Ollanta Humala's government and a Congressman, representing the constituency of Callao for the 2011-2016 term.

From 1963 to 1967, Daniel Mora attended the Chorrillos Military School, specialising in engineering. He took post-gradual courses at the École d'application du génie (French school of military engineering) in Angers, from 1972 to 1973. Additionally, he studied education administration at the University of Lima in 1985/86, and international humanitarian law in armed conflicts at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy, in 1998.

From 1976 to 1980, Daniel Mora was a professor at the Political Academy of Chile. At the end of the Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador in 1995, Mora was the Peruvian negotiator for the treaty of Itamaraty.

Daniel Mora was a founding member of the Possible Peru party of president Alejandro Toledo in 2000. Since his adhesion, he has held different executive positions in the party organisation. In Toledo's administration, Mora was secretary-general in the Ministry of Transport and Communication from 2002 to 2003, head of the advisory staff of the same ministry, and chairman of the National Intelligence Council (CNI), from 2003 to 2004. From 2005 to 2006 he was a presidential counsillor in the Peruvian Government Palace, assigned to decentralization.

In the 2011 general election, Daniel Mora was elected to the Congress on the Possible Peru list to represent the constituency of Callao. On 28 July 2011, newly elected president Ollanta Humala appointed him as Minister of Defense, due to a coalition agreement between Possible Peru and Humala's Peru Wins movement. He resigned when the cabinet was reshuffled on 11 December 2011.

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