Sergio Abreu Bonilla
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1995) and Minister of Industries
Son of a Paraguayan citizen who settled in Uruguay, Sergio Abreu graduated as a lawyer at the University of the Republic in 1974, and completed postgraduate courses outside the country at USC (1977), University of Texas (1980) and The Hague (1983). He served as the Director of Administration and Finance of LAIA between 1979 and 1989.
In the 1989 elections, in which the National Party (headed by Luis Alberto Lacalle) won the presidency, Abreu was elected Senator of the Republic for the sector of Renovation and Victory. In January 1993, he was appointed by Lacalle as Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he held until the end of the period.
In 1999 the non herreristas party elected him to complete the presidential ticket headed by Lacalle, who had won the internal elections of April of that year.
In March 2000, the new president Jorge Batlle appointed Abreu as the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining. He held this post until November 2002, the National Party decided to withdraw from the cabinet. Then resigned the portfolio he held.
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