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Adolfo Rodriguez Saa

Adolfo Rodriguez Saa Paez Montero is an Argentine Peronist politician. He was the governor of the province of San Luis during several terms, and briefly served as President of Argentina.

Rodriguez Saa was born to an important political family in San Luis. His grandfather and namesake Adolfo Rodriguez Saa and his great-uncle were both governors of the province, and his father was the police chief. He graduated as a lawyer from the National University of Cuyo and the University of Buenos Aires, and became a provincial legislator in 1973, at the age of 25. In 1993 he was found in a "love hotel" with a woman and two men, causing a minor scandal; Rodriguez Saa claimed he was the victim of a kidnapping and blackmail plot.

Rodriguez Saa was elected governor of San Luis for the Justicialist Party and stayed in office during several consecutive terms, from 1983 to 2001. He improved the finances of the province and obtained several awards. After the riots of 2001 and the subsequent resignation of President Fernando de la Rua, Rodriguez Saa was chosen by Congress to be the President of the Argentine Nation. He was replaced in the governor's office by Maria Alicia Lemme, the vice-governor of San Luis, and took office as on December 23, 2001.

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Diario CuyoNoticias.

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