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Eduardo Oscar Camano is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. He was acting head of the executive branch of the country for two days between December 31, 2001 and January 1, 2002.
Camano was Mayor of Quilmes Partido from 1987-1991. Until 2007 he sat in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Buenos Aires Province. He served as majority leader of the lower house of the Argentine Congress from 2001, hence bringing him to the position of acting President. He became head of the executive branch because of the resignations of interim President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa and provisional Senate president Ramon Puerta.
In recent years he sat in the Federal Peronist block allied to Eduardo Duhalde, largely in opposition to then President Nestor Kirchner. In 2007, Camano stood again for deputy, this time heading a list of anti-Kirchner Peronists in support of the presidential bid of dissident Peronist Roberto Lavagna. The list did badly and he faced a recount for the final place in the Chamber for the Province with Ricardo Cuccovillo of the Civic Coalition. [*] Ultimately Cuccovillo was sworn in as deputy and Camano lost his seat.
Camano chaired the national council of the Justicialist Party, making him de facto party leader, alongside supporters of both Duhalde and Kirchner. In 2008, when Kirchner assumed the leadership of the Justicialist Party, Camano was offered an executive position, the only ally of Lavagna to do so, in what had been seen as a chance to reconcile the different wings of Peronism. [*]
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