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Felipe Sapag

Felipe Sapag is an Argentine politician, governor of Neuquen Province on five occasions and a leading figure in the Neuquino People's Movement and the locally influential Sapag family.

Sapag was born in Zapala to Lebanese immigrants who had moved to Neuquen in 1913. His elder brother was Elias Sapag, later a senator, and their younger brothers were Amado and Jose. Felipe Sapag studied in Zapala and Bahia Blanca, but could not finish his secondary education due to the hardship his family endured after the 1930 economic collapse. He and his brothers began to work to support the family and moved to Cutral-Co to set up a company. He and his brothers played leading roles in the community, and Felipe founded the local energy co-op and the sports and cultural centre. A Peronist activist, he became a councillor and the first mayor of Cutral-Co in 1952.

Following the military coup d'etat and the banning of the Peronist movement, Sapag and his brothers, together with Carlos Sobisch, founded the Neuquino People's Movement, a provincial political party able to contest elections. Originally called 'Provincial Politics', it came into being on June 4, 1961.

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