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Gerardo Zamora

Gerardo Zamora is an Argentine politician. Born in 1964, he has been governor of Santiago del Estero Province since 2005, and is a member of the Union Civica Radical.

Zamora was a leading student politician, serving as President of Franja Morada at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago del Estero and President of the UCR youth wing for two terms. He became a lawyer and continued his political activities. He was a provincial deputy in Santiago del Estero 1991-93 and stood to be Mayor of the city of Santiago del Estero in 1995. He became a provincial deputy once again in 1997 and served as President of the UCR block until 1999. In that year he was elected vice-mayor of Santiago del Estero and took over as Mayor in 2001 when the incumbent resigned. In 2003 he was elected Mayor of the city with 64% of the vote, serving until 2004.

Zamora has been a key supporter of Peronist Presidents Nestor Kirchner and now Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Radical ranks and opposed leading UCR figures' plans to support an opposing candidate to the Kirchners in the 2007 Presidential elections. He was elected governor in 2005 on the Civic Front for Santiago ticket, with the support of some Peronists and socialists as well as most Radicals in the province.

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