Gian Carlo di Martino

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Gian Carlo Di Martino
54th Mayor of Maracaibo
In office
Preceded by Manuel Rosales
Succeeded by Manuel Rosales
Personal details
Born (1964-07-12) July 12, 1964 (age 52)
Maracaibo, Zulia State
Political party United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Spouse(s) Ana Clara Barboza de Di Martino
Profession Politician/Lawyer

Gian Carlo Di Martino Tarquinio (born July 12, 1964, in Maracaibo) is a Venezuelan socialist, politician and lawyer who is the former mayor of the city of Maracaibo (Venezuela's second largest city).


A native from Maracaibo and son of Italian immigrants, Di Martino received a Bachelor in Political Sciences at the Rafael Urdaneta University in 1987. In 1991 he received a diploma in International Diplomacy from the Central University of Venezuela. Later in 1993 he graduated as a lawyer at the Andres Bello Catholic University of Caracas.

In 1997 he served as director of the Sabaneta jail in Maracaibo and general director of the foreign affairs office of Zulia. Two years later he became alderman of the city [1]

In the year 2000 he is elected as mayor of Maracaibo and is reelected in 2004.

Di Martino became a member of the PSUV and ran for governor of Zulia in the regional elections held on 23 November 2008 but was defeated by Pablo Pérez of A New Era.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Di Martino is married to Ana Clara Barboza, president of the Fundacion Niños del Sol, and have 5 children [3]


Preceded by
Manuel Rosales
Mayor of Maracaibo
Succeeded by
Manuel Rosales