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Juan Manuel Urtubey

Juan Manuel Urtubey is an Argentine politician, formerly a senior figure in the ruling Front for Victory faction of the Justicialist Party (PJ) in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and now Governor of Salta Province.

Urtubey was born in Salta and was educated at the Institute of Humanities of Salta and the University of Buenos Aires, becoming a lawyer before entering politics shortly after.

Urtubey became Secretary of State of Salta Province in 1995, moving to become provincial government spokesman in 1996. In 1997 he was elected to the provincial assembly as a deputy. In 1999 he was elected on behalf of his native province to the national Chamber of Deputies and became secretary of two committees and of the Justicialist block of deputies. He was re-elected in 2003 and served as President of the PJ block and as chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Lower House. In 2007 Urtubey was elected Governor of Salta Province and assumed office on 10 December.

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