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Eduardo Duhalde is an Argentine politician and lawyer who served as the President of Argentina from 2002 to 2003

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BirthdayOctober 5, 1941
NationalityArgentinian
FamousFormer President of Argentina, Leaders, Political Leaders, Presidents
SpousesHilda de Duhalde
Known asEduardo Alberto Duhalde
Childrens Agustina Duhalde González, Analía Duhalde González, Juliana Duhalde González, María Eva Duhalde González, Tomás Duhalde González
Birth PlaceLomas de Zamora
GenderMale
FatherTomás Duhalde Gorostegui
MotherMaría Ester Maldonado Aguirre
Sun SignLibra
Born inLomas de Zamora
Famous asFormer President of Argentina

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Who is Eduardo Duhalde?

Eduardo Duhalde is an Argentine politician and lawyer who served as the President of Argentina from 2002 to 2003. He was born in Lomas de Zamora and after his school level education, went to the University of Buenos Aires to study law. Initially, he was engaged in academics and worked as a professor of law at the National University of Lomas de Zamora but his political ambitions were clear as he simultaneously signed up for the Justicialist Party and took charge of the local branch of the party before long. His first political post was that of the mayor of Lomas de Zamora after he won the mayoral elections in 1973 but within three years he was expelled, like many others, following the commencement of the dictatorship. After the dictatorship ended, he returned to politics and entered the senate once again, before going on to regain his position as the mayor of Lomas de Zamora. Subsequently, he served as the vice president of Argentina and then as the Governor of Beunos Aires. In 2002, he became the interim President of Argentina and served for a period of roughly 16 months.

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Childhood & Early Life

Eduardo Duhalde was born on 5 October 1941 in Lomas de Zamora, in the Greater Buenos Aires, to Don Tomas Gorostegui Duhalde and María Esther Maldonado.

Very little information is available regarding his early life or his school level education. He studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and graduated with a degree in the year 1970.

After completing his education, he started working at the National University of Lomas de Zamora in the capacity of a professor in law. Around the same time, he also became a member of the Justicialist Party and became the head of the local branch located in Lomas de Zamora.

Career

After the elections in 1973, Eduardo Duhalde was elected as the Mayor of Lomas de Zamora however his time as the mayor of the city proved to be short lived as following a military coup in 1976, he was removed from his post. After the coup, he started a real estate business.

The dictatorship in Argentine ended in 1983 and Duhalde returned to politics as soon as it was declared. In the elections that followed in the same year, he was elected to the parliament. Subsequently, he was elected as the mayor of Lomas de Zamora and in 1987 he became national deputy.

He formed a political alliance with Carlos Menem and in 1989, when Menem ran for the presidency Eduardo was named as the vice presidential candidate. Their alliance was successful and Menem became the president, while he ended up becoming the vice president. He stayed on in the post for over two years.

During his time as the vice president of Argentina, the then president and his political ally Carlos Menem offered him the chance to run for the office of governor of Buenos Aires. He assumed the office of governor on 10 December 1991 and occupied the office till 10 December 1999.

In 1999, he contested the presidential elections but lost to Fernando de la Rua. In December 2001, following an economic crisis and riots, Fernando de la Rua was forced to resign.

On 2 January 2002, the Legislative Assembly in Argentina appointed Dulhade as the President of Argentina. When he assumed the presidency, the country was in economic turmoil and during his stint that ran for just over 16 months, he tried to control the situation. He did away with the fixed rate for the peso against the US Dollar, which helped in substitution of imports. The economic situation in the country was somewhat resurrected during his presidency.

On May 25, 2003, Dulhade was succeeded by Nestor Kirchner. In 2009, Dulhade decided to run again for the presidency and got the backing of the conservative members of the Peronists.

In 2011 presidential elections, he fought on a Union Popular ticket but lost to Cristina Kirchner.

Major Works

During his 16 months stint as the President of Argentina he brought about important policy measures that helped in stabilizing the Argentine economy in the long run.

Personal Life & Legacy

He is married to Hilda Beatriz Gonzalez and the couple has five children.

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Eduardo Duhalde biography timelines

  • // 5th Oct 1941
    Eduardo Duhalde was born on 5 October 1941 in Lomas de Zamora, in the Greater Buenos Aires, to Don Tomas Gorostegui Duhalde and María Esther Maldonado.
  • // 1970
    Very little information is available regarding his early life or his school level education. He studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and graduated with a degree in the year 1970.
  • // 1973 To 1976
    After the elections in 1973, Eduardo Duhalde was elected as the Mayor of Lomas de Zamora however his time as the mayor of the city proved to be short lived as following a military coup in 1976, he was removed from his post. After the coup, he started a real estate business.
  • // 1983 To 1987
    The dictatorship in Argentine ended in 1983 and Duhalde returned to politics as soon as it was declared. In the elections that followed in the same year, he was elected to the parliament. Subsequently, he was elected as the mayor of Lomas de Zamora and in 1987 he became national deputy.
  • // 1989
    He formed a political alliance with Carlos Menem and in 1989, when Menem ran for the presidency Eduardo was named as the vice presidential candidate. Their alliance was successful and Menem became the president, while he ended up becoming the vice president. He stayed on in the post for over two years.
  • // 10th Dec 1991 To 10th Dec 1999
    During his time as the vice president of Argentina, the then president and his political ally Carlos Menem offered him the chance to run for the office of governor of Buenos Aires. He assumed the office of governor on 10 December 1991 and occupied the office till 10 December 1999.
  • // 1999 To Dec 2001
    In 1999, he contested the presidential elections but lost to Fernando de la Rua. In December 2001, following an economic crisis and riots, Fernando de la Rua was forced to resign.
  • // 2nd Jan 2002
    On 2 January 2002, the Legislative Assembly in Argentina appointed Dulhade as the President of Argentina. When he assumed the presidency, the country was in economic turmoil and during his stint that ran for just over 16 months, he tried to control the situation. He did away with the fixed rate for the peso against the US Dollar, which helped in substitution of imports. The economic situation in the country was somewhat resurrected during his presidency.
  • // 25th May 2003 To 2009
    On May 25, 2003, Dulhade was succeeded by Nestor Kirchner. In 2009, Dulhade decided to run again for the presidency and got the backing of the conservative members of the Peronists.
  • // 2011
    In 2011 presidential elections, he fought on a Union Popular ticket but lost to Cristina Kirchner.

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  • What is Eduardo Duhalde birthday?

    Eduardo Duhalde was born at 1941-10-05

  • Where is Eduardo Duhalde's birth place?

    Eduardo Duhalde was born in Lomas de Zamora

  • What is Eduardo Duhalde nationalities?

    Eduardo Duhalde's nationalities is Argentinian

  • Who is Eduardo Duhalde spouses?

    Eduardo Duhalde's spouses is Hilda de Duhalde

  • Who is Eduardo Duhalde childrens?

    Eduardo Duhalde's childrens is Agustina Duhalde González, Analía Duhalde González, Juliana Duhalde González, María Eva Duhalde González, Tomás Duhalde González

  • Who is Eduardo Duhalde's father?

    Eduardo Duhalde's father is Tomás Duhalde Gorostegui

  • Who is Eduardo Duhalde's mother?

    Eduardo Duhalde's mother is María Ester Maldonado Aguirre

  • What is Eduardo Duhalde's sun sign?

    Eduardo Duhalde is Libra

  • How famous is Eduardo Duhalde?

    Eduardo Duhalde is famouse as Former President of Argentina