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Jose Luis Gioja

Jose Luis Gioja (born 1949) is an Argentine Justicialist Party (PJ) politician, current governor of San Juan Province and former President of the Argentine Senate.

In 1991, Gioja was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for San Juan for the Popular Justicialist Front. He was re-elected in 1995, but took a seat as a senator following constitutional reform increasing the number of senators. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2001 and led the Peronist bloc in the Senate from 2000, serving as Provisional Senate President from 2002 to 2003.

Gioja was elected governor in 2003 with the backing of the Front for Victory faction allied to Nestor Kirchner. He has been implicated in the Senate scandal in which state funds were allegedly used to bribe senators for their vote for a labour reform package by then President of Argentina Fernando de la Rua. He was reelected as governor in 2007.

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