Pablo Pérez Álvarez

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Pablo Martín Pérez Álvarez
Pablo Pérez 2010.JPG
35º Governor of Zulia
In office
Preceded by Manuel Rosales
Succeeded by Francisco Arias Cárdenas
Personal details
Born (1969-08-19) August 19, 1969 (age 47)
Maracaibo, Zulia State
Political party A New Era (since 2000)
Democratic Action (1986-2000)
Spouse(s) Carolina Gutiérrez de Pérez
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Pablo Martín Pérez Álvarez (August 19, 1969 in Maracaibo) is a Venezuelan lawyer, politician and former Governor of Zulia State.



In 1986 he graduated from secondary school with a diploma in Humanities. Pérez Álvarez enrolled at University of Zulia to study law. Later he did postgraduate studies in Public Law at the same university. Pérez Álvarez also studied Gerencia Municipal (municipal management) at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), a Venezuelan higher education institute of management.

Political career[edit]

In 1995 he began to work with Manuel Rosales, the mayor of Maracaibo. Pablo Pérez was in charge of the Legal Consultancy of the City Council and was a member of some commissions.

From 2000 to 2008, Manuel Rosales was Governor of Zulia. Pablo Pérez worked with him in some posts. In 2006 Pérez Álvarez was appointed by Rosales as Secretario de Gobierno, the second highest ranking official in the government of Zulia.

In 2004 Pablo Pérez was candidate of the political party A New Era for the mayor’s office of Maracaibo. But he was narrowly defeated by the candidate of the Fifth Republic Movement, Gian Carlo di Martino.

Governor of Zulia[edit]

In 2008 he competed for the post of Governor of Zulia with the support of A New Era and other political parties opposed to the government of Hugo Chávez during the 2008 regional elections. Pablo Pérez won with 53.59% of the votes.

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Preceded by
Manuel Rosales
Governor of Zulia
Succeeded by
Francisco Arias Cárdenas