|Acting Head of the Executive Branch of Argentina|
December 31, 2001 – January 2, 2002
|Preceded by||Adolfo Rodríguez Saá|
|Succeeded by||Eduardo Duhalde|
June 17, 1946 |
Eduardo Oscar Camaño (born June 17, 1946) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. He was acting head of the executive branch of the country for two days between December 31, 2001 and January 1, 2002.
Camaño was Mayor of Quilmes Partido from 1987-1991. Until 2007 he sat in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Buenos Aires Province. He served as majority leader of the lower house of the Argentine Congress from 2001, hence bringing him to the position of acting President. He became head of the executive branch because of the resignations of interim President Adolfo Rodríguez Saá and provisional Senate president Ramón Puerta.
In recent years he sat in the Federal Peronist block allied to Eduardo Duhalde, largely in opposition to then President Néstor Kirchner. In 2007, Camaño stood again for deputy, this time heading a list of anti-Kirchner Peronists in support of the presidential bid of dissident Peronist Roberto Lavagna. The list did badly and he faced a recount for the final place in the Chamber for the Province with Ricardo Cuccovillo of the Civic Coalition. Ultimately Cuccovillo was sworn in as deputy and Camaño lost his seat.
Camaño chaired the national council of the Justicialist Party, making him de facto party leader, alongside supporters of both Duhalde and Kirchner. In 2008, when Kirchner assumed the leadership of the Justicialist Party, Camaño was offered an executive position, the only ally of Lavagna to do so, in what had been seen as a chance to reconcile the different wings of Peronism.
- Matt Moffett and Michelle Wallin (December 31, 2001). "Argentine President Rodriguez Saa Resigns After One Week in Office". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Dos candidatos a diputado bonaerense pelean la banca" [Two candidates to deputee for Buenos Aires fight for the seat] (in Spanish). Perfil. November 30, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Lavagna quedó fuera del partido" [Lavagna is out of the party] (in Spanish). La Nación. April 19, 2008. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
|Acting head of the executive branch of Argentina