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Ramon Saadi

Ramon Eduardo Saadi (born 1949) is a former Argentine senator and former governor for Catamarca Province and a member of the Argentine Justicialist Party. He is a member of the Saadi family that has dominated Catamarca politics since the 1940s and a son of Vicente Saadi who first became governor of the province in 1949.

Saadi studied law at the University of Buenos Aires graduating on 25 April 1977. He was president of the Peronist youth wing of Catamarca. In 1982 he was editor of the newspaper La Voz.

In 1983, Saadi was elected governor of Catamarca. In 1987, after his tern expired, he was elected Senator and was succeeded as governor by his own father, Vicente Saadi. However, his father died in 1988 and Ramon Saadi returned to Catamarca to be elected governor once again. In 1990 he was ousted from office by federal intervention due to the Maria Soledad Morales murder scandal. In 1991 he was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies representing Catamarca, re-elected in 1999. In 2003 he was elected once again to the Senate. He was part of the Front for Victory caucus of President Nestor Kirchner, although having been previously an ally of Carlos Menem. His term expired on December 10th, 2009.

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