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Victor Hipolito Martinez

Victor Hipolito Martinez (born in 1924) is an Argentine lawyer and politician, best known for his role as Vice President during Raul Alfonsin's 1983-89 tenure.

Following seven years of a failed military dictatorship, elections were called for October 1983. The UCR, which held its convention in July of that year, nominated a center-left former Congressman and human rights lawyer, Raul Alfonsin, for President and Martinez for Vice President. Following weeks of tied polling with the Justicialist Party, the UCR won the elections by 12%, and Martinez was elected Vice President.

He resumed his land law practice afterwards and received numerous international awards, including the Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy. Martinez was given the place of honor during the memorial service to President Raul Alfonsin, who died on March 31, 2009. A niece of his, Pilar Nores Bodereau, has been married to Alan Garcia, the President of Peru, since 1978.

Related websites

Academia Nacional de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales: Victor Matinez

Todo Argentina: 1983

Todo Argentina: 1989

La Hora de Juan Cruz: Entrevista a Victor Martinez

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