Ramón Carrizales

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carrizales.
Ramón Carrizales
Governor of Apure
Assumed office
February 10, 2011
Preceded by Jesús Aguilarte
Minister of Infrastructure
In office
2004 – 2 July 2006
Preceded by Diosdado Cabello
Succeeded by José David Cabello
23rd Vice President of Venezuela
In office
3 January 2008 – 25 January 2010
Preceded by Jorge Rodríguez
Succeeded by Elías Jaua
Minister of Defense
In office
4 March 2009 – 25 January 2010
Preceded by Gustavo Rangel Briceño
Succeeded by Carlos Mata Figueroa
Personal details
Born (1952-11-08) 8 November 1952 (age 64)
Zaraza, Guarico, Venezuela
Political party United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Ramón Alonso Carrizales Rengifo (born 8 November 1952 in Zaraza) is a Venezuelan politician who was Vice President of Venezuela from January 2008 to January 2010. Carrizales was a Colonel of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (retired in 1994) and was educated at the Venezuelan Academy of Military Sciences, where he graduated in 1974.

He was appointed Vice President by President Hugo Chávez in January 2008 after previously serving as chair of the Fondo Nacional de Transporte Urbano (Fontur) from 2000 to 2004, Infrastructure Minister 2004 to 2006, and Housing Minister from 2007 to 2008.[1] In 2009, Chavez appointed Carrizales to also serve as the Minister of Defense.[2]

On 25 January 2010 Carrizalez resigned as both Defense Minister and Vice President for personal reasons.[3]


  1. ^ "Chavez reshuffles cabinet". Financial Times. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Venezuela's vice president resigns". The Irish Times. 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "UPDATE 1-Venezuelan vice president, defense min resigns". Reuters. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jorge Rodríguez
Vice President of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Elías Jaua