Jose Manuel de la Sota
Argentine Justicialist Party politicians
Argentine presidential candidates
Argentines of Spanish descent
People from Cordoba (Argentina)
Members of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies
Argentine deputies Forum
Jose Manuel de la Sota is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. He was the governor of Cordoba Province from 1999 until 2007.
De la Sota studied law at the National University of Cordoba and married Silvia Zanichelli, the daughter of former Governor Arturo Zanichelli, in 1972. He was designated Legslative Secretary to Cordoba Councilman Miguel Flores, a left-wing Peronist, in 1973, and Chief of Staff to Mayor Jose Domingo Coronel, a right-wing Peronist, in 1975, but the March 1976 coup cut his political career short.
The return of democracy in 1983 led De la Sota to run in the Justicialist Party (Peronist) primaries for governor. Coming in second, he ran for mayor of Cordoba, but was amply defeated by UCR candidate Ramon Mestre. He was, despite a continued poor showing by the Peronists in the province, one of four candidates elected on the party list to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for the province of Cordoba in 1985, and secured the nomination as candidate for governor in 1987, but was defeated by the incumbent, Eduardo Angeloz of the UCR, by 5%.
La Voz del Interior (10/2/2007)
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