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Mauricio Macri

Mauricio Macri

President

Argentina

Mauricio Macri was born in the city of Tandil, Province of Buenos Aires, on 8 February 1959. He is the father of four children —three daughters and one son— and is married to Juliana Awada.

Education

He graduated in Civil Engineering from Universidad Católica Argentina and continued his education by pursuing different courses in Economics and Finance both in Argentina and abroad.

Employment history

He began his career in the private sector working in several companies related to the construction and automotive industries.

Public career

It began in 1995 when he was elected President of Club Atlético Boca Juniors, one of the two most important and popular soccer teams in the Argentine Republic. In 1999 and 2003 he was re-elected as President of the club. He left this position in 2007.

In 2001, in the face of the serious political and institutional crisis that the country was undergoing, Mauricio Macri decided to establish, together with a group of citizens, the Fundación Creer y Crecer, a foundation whose mission was to work on the development, design, and execution of public policies with the aim of finding solutions to the problems of the City of Buenos Aires and of the Argentine Republic. Some time later, along with other people who shared the same mission to change reality, Mauricio Macri formed a political party. Because of the spirit that drove them, they decided to call it "Compromiso para el Cambio" (Commitment to Change). In July 2005, as head of the party, he formed a strategic coalition with another party, Recrear Argentina, for the elections that year. The coalition, called Propuesta Republicana (Republican Proposal - PRO), ran for election in the districts of the City and the Province of Buenos Aires.

Between 2005 and 2007, Mauricio Macri held office as Representative for the City of Buenos Aires.

In 2007, he was elected as Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires. He was re-elected for this position in 2011 for a second term.

In 2015, Mauricio Macri ran for president as candidate for the Frente Cambiemos party. On 22 November, he was elected President of the Argentine Republic with 51.34% of the votes.

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