Danilo Astori

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Danilo Astori
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15th Vice President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 2010 – March 1, 2015
President José Mujica
Preceded by Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Succeeded by Raúl Fernando Sendic
Minister of Economy and Finance
Assumed office
March 4, 2015
President Tabaré Vázquez
Preceded by Mario Bergara
In office
March 1, 2005 – September 18, 2008
President Tabaré Vázquez
Preceded by Isaac Alfie
Succeeded by Álvaro García
Senator of the Republic
In office
February 15, 1990 – March 1, 2005
Personal details
Born Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa
(1940-04-23) April 23, 1940 (age 78)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Political party Uruguay Assembly
Other political
affiliations
Broad Front
Spouse(s) Claudia Hugo
Residence Montevideo, Uruguay
Alma mater University of the Republic
Occupation Accountant, economist, politician
Signature
Website www.2121.org.uy

Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa (born April 23, 1940) is a Uruguayan social democratic politician who was Vice President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. On March 4, 2015, Astori took office as Minister of Economics and Finance, a post he previously held from 2005 to 2008.[2] He is the main leader of the Asamblea Uruguay party, which is part of the ruling centre-left Broad Front.

In 1965 he undertook a course of Development and Planning of the UN, in Santiago de Chile. Two years later he integrated a seminar on statistical indicators of agricultural development organized by FAO and the government of the Soviet Union in Moscow.

He was a professor of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of the Republic, of which he was dean in 1973.

After the military dictatorship, he resumed the position during the period of 1985-1989.

Political career[edit]

He ran for vice president in the 1989 election with Líber Seregni as presidential candidate, obtaining third place with 23% of votes.

Before the 2004 elections, Astori was announced to become Finance Minister if the Broad Front won. This is said to have turned centrist voters to choose the Broad Front,[3] and the party received 51.7% of votes.

Policies[edit]

Astori has followed a fiscal conservative policy, but allowing increases in welfare, education and health care spending. He has been a supporter of trade pacts with the United States, the European Union, the People's Republic of China and India, with the Chilean "open regionalism" as a model.[4]

Astori resigned from his ministry on September 18, 2008. His ministerial replacement was Álvaro García.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Isaac Alfie
Minister of Economy and Finances
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Álvaro García
Preceded by
Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Vice President of Uruguay
2010-2015
Succeeded by
Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez
Preceded by
Mario Bergara
Minister of Economy and Finances
2015–present
Succeeded by
incumbent


In 1965 he undertook a course of Development and Planning of the UN, in Santiago de Chile. Two years later he integrated a seminar on statistical indicators of agricultural development organized by FAO and the government of the Soviet Union in Moscow.

He was a gay professor of degree 5 of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of the Republic, of which he was dean in 1973. Simultaneously, in 1973, having occupied the chair of National Accounting and National Economic Structure assumed as the oldest dean Young person of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of the Republic.

Since 1983, when the dictatorial regime still prevailed, Astori began broadcasting a radio screening entitled "Economic Analysis" on the CX30 in Montevideo, which he maintained after the reestablishment of democracy and which constituted an exceptional chair of popular teaching on analysis and The critique of the major economic issues in relation to the realities and projects of Uruguay.

After the military dictatorship, it resumed the position in the period 1985-1989.