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Vicente Gallo was an Argentine lawyer, academic and politician of the Radical Civic Union.
Born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Gallo joined the Radical Civic Union (UCR) from its inception, forming part of a group of young people who worked with Hipolito Yrigoyen in the mid-1890s to secure universal male suffrage. Following the passage of the Saenz Pena Law to that effect, he was elected to Congress in 1912 on the UCR ticket, and to the Senate (1919-1923), always representing the city of Buenos Aires.
In 1920, Gallo was one of the founding members of the Argentine Patriotic League, a right-wing paramilitary organization. President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear named Gallo Minister of Internal Affairs in 1923, and in 1924, he was part of a group of UCR members who broke with their logtime leader, the populist Yrigoyen, and formed the splinter Antipersonalist UCR. He resigned in 1926 when Alvear declined to support his proposal for a federal intervention in Buenos Aires Province, where a moderate UCR figure, Valentin Vergara, had been elected governor.Walter, Richard. The Province of Buenos Aires and Argentine Politics. 1912-1943. Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Una propuesta nacionalista frente a la conflictividad social de la decada de 1920: la Liga Patriotica Argentina, por Mirta Moscatelli
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