Julio Borges

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Julio Borges
Julio Andrés Borges.png
8th President of the National Assembly
In office
5 January 2017 – 5 January 2018
Preceded by Henry Ramos Allup
Succeeded by Omar Barboza
Personal details
Born Julio Andrés Borges Junyent
(1969-10-22) October 22, 1969 (age 48)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political party Justice First
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Unity Roundtable
Alma mater Andrés Bello Catholic University
Boston College
University of Oxford

Julio Andrés Borges Junyent (born 22 October 1969 in Caracas[1]) is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer. In the late 1990s he had a TV court show called "Justicia Para Todos" on Radio Caracas Televisión. He co-founded the party Primero Justicia in 2000 together with Henrique Capriles Radonski and Leopoldo Lopez.[2]

Political career[edit]

In the 2000 parliamentary elections, Borges was elected to the National Assembly, representing Primero Justicia and Miranda State until 2005. Primero Justicia participated in the last minute opposition boycott of the 2005 elections, but Borges was elected again in the parliamentary elections of 2010.

Borges ran for president in the opposition primaries for the Venezuelan presidential elections of 2006, but on August 9, 2006 dropped out to support Manuel Rosales, former governor of Zulia State.[3] Borges was involved in an incident in the National Assembly in April 2013, when violence broke out between PSUV and opposition legislators following the 2013 presidential election. According to Borges, the members of PSUV stood up at the beginning of the assembly and rushed the opposition.[4]

Education[edit]

Borges studied law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University, graduating in 1992, and got a master's degree in philosophy at Boston College (1994) and public policy at the University of Oxford (1996).[1][2] He is married with four children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) primicias24.com, 20 July 2011, Dirigente político PJ Julio Borges: “Nosotros tenemos con qué ser el mejor país del mundo”
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) Nunez Munoz, Ingrid and Pineda Moran, Nury (2003), "Nuevos Partidos, Nuevos Liderazgos: Primero Justicia", Cuestiones Politicas, 30, Jan-Jun 2003, pp45-74
  3. ^ El Universal, 11 August 2006, Manuel Rosales is the single opposition candidate
  4. ^ "William Dávila y Julio Borges fueron agredidos en la AN: "Sin mediar palabras nos golpearon"". Noticias 24. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Ramos Allup
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
2017–present
Incumbent

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