Ricardo Israel

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Ricardo Israel
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Israel in 2013.
Personal details
Born Ricardo Jacob Israel Zipper
(1950-10-07) October 7, 1950 (age 66)
Los Ángeles, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Regionalist Party of the Independents
Spouse(s) Sara Cofré
Children 2
Residence Santiago, Chile
Alma mater University of Chile
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Candidate for President of Chile (2013)
Religion Jewish
Website Ricardo Israel 2014

Ricardo Jacob Israel Zipper (born 7 October 1950) is a Chilean lawyer and academician. Israel was a candidate for President of Chile in 2013, representing the Regionalist Party of the Independents (PRI),[1] but lost the election obtaining 0.57 per cent of the vote.


Israel is married to Sara Cofré, has two children (Daniela and Igal), and three grandsons (Vicente, Julián, and Dalia). He completed his university studies in 1981 at the Law Faculty of the University of Chile, becoming a lawyer. He has a master in Latin American Government and Politics, and a doctorate in political science at Essex University, and a degree in law at the University of Barcelona.


  1. ^ "PRI proclamó a Ricardo Israel como candidato a la presidencia". Cooperativa. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 

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