Ricardo Ehrlich in 2007.
|Municipal Intendant of Montevideo|
April 1, 2005 – 2010
|Preceded by||Mariano Arana|
|Succeeded by||Hyara Rodríguez|
November 4, 1948 |
|Political party||Broad Front|
|Alma mater||Université Louis Pasteur|
Ehrlich was a student militant who was jailed under the Presidency of Juan Maria Bordaberry who led a coup in 1973 to reinforce his rule at a time of great social tension. Subsequently, on his release in 1973, Ehrlich spent many years in exile in Europe.
By profession Ehrlich is a leading biochemist in Uruguay.
In 2005 Ehrlich stood for the leftist Frente Amplio in Montevideo's mayoral elections and won, gaining 60.9% of the vote. His nearest rival, for the Colorado Party, was Pedro Bordaberry, a son of former President Juan Maria Bordaberry, who scored 26.9%.
He was longlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award.
On March 1, 2010 new president José Mujica appointed him Minister of Education.
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