Ramón Saadi

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Ramón Saadi
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Argentine Senator
for Catamarca Province
In office
December 10, 2003 – December 10, 2009
National Deputy
for Catamarca Province
In office
December 10, 1991 – December 10, 2003
Governor of Catamarca
In office
July 10, 1988 – April 28, 1991
Preceded byVicente Saadi
Succeeded byLuis Prol
Argentine Senator
for Catamarca Province
In office
December 10, 1987 – July 10, 1988
Governor of Catamarca
In office
December 10, 1983 – December 10, 1987
Preceded byArnoldo Castillo
Succeeded byVicente Saadi
Personal details
Born1949
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Political partyJusticialist
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires
OccupationLawyer

Ramón Eduardo Saadi (born 1949) is a former Argentine senator and former governor for Catamarca Province and a member of the Argentine Justicialist Party. He is a member of the Saadi family that has dominated Catamarca politics since the 1940s and a son of Vicente Saadi who first became governor of the province in 1949.

Born in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Saadi studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires, graduating in 1977. He was president of the Peronist youth wing of Catamarca, and in 1982 was named editor of the newspaper La Voz.

Saadi was elected governor of Catamarca in 1983. In 1987, after his tern expired, he was elected Senator and was succeeded as governor by his own father, Vicente Saadi. The elder Saadi died in 1988, however, and Ramón Saadi returned to Catamarca to be elected governor once again. The 1990 murder of María Soledad Morales by two youths whose fathers were linked to Governor Saadi led to a national outcry, and ultimately to the governor's removal by federal intervention on April 28, 1991.[1]

He was, despite the controversy, elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies that September, and was twice re-elected, serving until 2003. He was returned to the Senate that year, as part of the Front for Victory caucus of President Néstor Kirchner, although having been previously an ally of Carlos Menem.[2] His term expired on December 10, 2009.

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  1. ^ "María Soledad, la "soledad" de los que claman justicia". Letra Viva.
  2. ^ "Ramón Saadi, el aliado impensado de los Kirchner". La Capital (reproduced in agrositio.com). July 17, 2008.