|Governor of Apure|
February 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Jesús Aguilarte|
|Minister of Infrastructure|
2004 – 2 July 2006
|Preceded by||Diosdado Cabello|
|Succeeded by||José David Cabello|
|23rd Vice President of Venezuela|
3 January 2008 – 25 January 2010
|Preceded by||Jorge Rodríguez|
|Succeeded by||Elías Jaua|
|Minister of Defense|
4 March 2009 – 25 January 2010
|Preceded by||Gustavo Rangel Briceño|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Mata Figueroa|
8 November 1952 |
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. In 2009, Chavez appointed Carrizales to also serve as the Minister of Defense.
On 25 January 2010 Carrizalez resigned as both Defense Minister and Vice President for personal reasons.
- "Chavez reshuffles cabinet". Financial Times. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
- "Venezuela's vice president resigns". The Irish Times. 1 January 2010.
- "UPDATE 1-Venezuelan vice president, defense min resigns". Reuters. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
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