Miguel Lifschitz

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Miguel Lifschitz
Lifschitz en Quinta de Olivos (cropped).jpg
Governor of Santa Fe
Assumed office
December 10, 2015
Preceded by Antonio Bonfatti
Senator of Santa Fe
for the Rosario Department
In office
December 10, 2011 – December 10, 2015
Mayor of Rosario
In office
December 10, 2003 – December 10, 2011
Preceded by Hermes Binner
Succeeded by Mónica Fein
Personal details
Born September 13, 1955
Rosario, Santa Fe Province

Roberto Miguel Lifschitz (born September 13, 1955 in Rosario, Santa Fe), is an Argentine politician and civil engineer of the Socialist Party who has been Governor of the Province of Santa Fe since 2015. Before being elected Governor at the 2015 general election, he was Mayor of Rosario from 2003 to 2011.

Career[edit]

He obtained his degree at the Engineering Faculty of the National University of Rosario in 1979, and worked in the private sector until 1989, when he became Director-General of the Public Housing Service (Director General del Servicio Público de la Vivienda) of the city of Rosario, under the socialist administration of Héctor Cavallero.[1]

He continued working in various public offices, as Municipal Secretary-General (Secretario General de la Municipalidad), Public Services' Secretary (Secretario de Servicios Públicos) and General Cabinet Coordinator for the Municipality of Rosario (Coordinador General de Gabinete de la Municipalidad de Rosario), between June and December 2003, under the administration of Hermes Binner.

Lifschitz ran for Mayor of Rosario and was elected in the provincial elections of 7 September 2003 for the period 2003–2007. In 2006 he began acknowledging he could run for reelection.[2] In March 2007, a survey showed that Lifschitz would win by a wide margin over any of the other major prospective candidates (52.9% of the total votes). [3]

Lifschitz competed in the primaries of the Progressive, Civic and Social Front, on 1 July 2007, against Carlos Comi (of ARI); he obtained around 90% of the vote. In the main election of 2 September 2007, he won his reelection for the period 2007–2011 by a landslide (57–31%) over his closest competitor, former Socialist mayor Héctor Cavallero (who ran for the Peronist-led Front for Victory).[4]

In the elections of June 14th, 2015 was elected as the new governor of the Province of Santa Fe, a position he assumed on December 10th.

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Preceded by
Antonio Bonfatti
Governor of Santa Fe
2015-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hermes Binner
Mayor of Rosario
2003-2011
Succeeded by
Mónica Fein