Alicia Lemme

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Alicia Lemme
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Mayor of San Luis
In office
11 December 2007 – 10 December 2011
Preceded by Alfonso Vergés
Succeeded by Enrique Ponce
National Deputy
for San Luis Province
In office
10 December 2003 - 10 December 2007
Governor of San Luis
In office
23 December 2001 – 9 December 2003
Preceded by Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
Succeeded by Alberto Rodríguez Saá
Vice-Governor of San Luis
In office
10 December 1999 – 22 December 2001
Governor Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
Preceded by Omar Morán
Succeeded by Blanca Pereyra
Mayor of Juana Koslay
In office
1991 - 1997
Personal details
Born 1954
Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina

María Alicia Lemme (born 1954) is an Argentine Peronist politician. She is a former Vice-Governor and Governor of San Luis Province and also former Mayor of San Luis.

Born in Villa Mercedes, San Luis Province, Lemme became an architect by profession and served as Mayor of Juana Koslay (1991–97), and in the Provincial Legislature (1997–99). She was elected Vice-Governor of the Province alongside Adolfo Rodríguez Saá in 1999. Rodríguez Saá's appointment as President of Argentina by Congress in December 2001 left Lemme the governorship. She was the first female governor since the restoration of democracy.[1]

Lemme stepped down in 2003, allowing Alberto Rodríguez Saá to stand for election to the Governorship formerly held by his brother Adolfo. Later that year, she and Adolfo were elected as National Deputies.[2]

In 2006, Lemme took a leave of absence from Congress. She was elected as Mayor of San Luis in August 2007 with just over 50% of the vote defeating incumbent Mayor Alfonso Vergés, the candidate of the Front for Victory of then President Néstor Kirchner.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Luis: asumió la primera gobernadora, La Nación, 26 December 2001. Accessed 11 April 2009.
  2. ^ Tras los comicios, en San Luis ayer festejaron "San Adolfo", La Nación, 25 November 2003. Accessed 11 April 2009.
  3. ^ San Luis: Alicia Lemme ganó las elecciones para intendente , Clarín, 6 August 2007. Accessed 11 April 2009.