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Albor Cantard

Albor Cantard
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2017 – 10 December 2021
ConstituencySanta Fe
Secretary of University Policies
In office
14 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
PresidentMauricio Macri
Preceded byAldo Luis Caballero
Succeeded byPablo Domenichini
Rector of the National University of the Littoral
In office
27 November 2007 – 14 December 2015
Preceded byMario Barletta
Succeeded byMiguel Irigoyen
Personal details
Born (1961-08-06) 6 August 1961 (age 62)
Santa Fe, Argentina
Political partyRadical Civic Union
Other political
Juntos por el Cambio (2015–present)
Alma materNational University of the Littoral

Albor Ángel "Niky" Cantard (born 6 August 1961) is an Argentine lawyer and politician who was a National Deputy elected in Santa Fe Province. A member of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), Cantard was elected in 2017 for the Cambiemos alliance.

Cantard previously served as Secretary of University Policies, under the scope of the Ministry of Education, from 2015 to 2019, during the presidency of Mauricio Macri. He was rector of the National University of the Littoral from 2007 to 2015.

Early life and education

Cantard was born on 6 August 1961 in Santa Fe, Argentina. He studied law at the National University of the Littoral (UNL), graduating in 1992. Additionally, he counts with a specialization degree on labour law from the same university, attained in 1995.[1]

In 2005, Cantard was designated professor of Labour Law of the UNL Faculty of Judicial and Social Sciences (FCJS).[2] Cantard also served as dean of the FCJS, in addition to being a member of the Directive Council and secretary of post-graduate degrees of said faculty. In 2007, following the election of UNL rector Mario Barletta as mayor of Santa Fe, Cantard was elected by the University Assembly to replace Barletta for the remainder of his term. He was elected for a term of his own in 2009.[3]

Political career

On 14 December 2015, Cantard was appointed as Secretary of University Policies of the Ministry of Education by newly elected president Mauricio Macri, serving under then-minister Esteban Bullrich.[4] He replaced Aldo Luis Caballero, who had been in the post since 2013.

At the 2017 legislative election, Cantard was the first candidate in the Cambiemos alliance list.[5] The list received 37.8% of the vote, more than enough for Cantard to be elected.[6][7]

As a national deputy, Cantard formed part of the parliamentary commissions on Foreign Affairs and Worship, Pensions and Social Security, Petitions, Powers and Norms, Education, Consumer Rights and Competition, and Labour Legislation.[1] He was a vocal supporter of the legalization of abortion in Argentina, voting in favour of the 2018 and the 2020 Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy bills that passed the Argentine Congress.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Albor Ángel Cantard". Directorio Legislativo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Albor Cantard será secretario de Políticas Universitarias" (in Spanish). 4 December 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Albor Cantard fue reelecto rector de la UNL". El Litoral (in Spanish). 24 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Asumió el nuevo Secretario de Políticas Universitarias". CONADU Histórica (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Peña anunció la lista de Cambiemos en Santa Fe: encabeza el radical Cantard". Letra P (in Spanish). 9 June 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Resultados de las elecciones 2017, provincia por provincia". Clarín (in Spanish). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Cómo quedará conformado el Congreso a partir del 10 de diciembre". Primera Fuente (in Spanish). 30 October 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Cantard se diferenció del presidente en su postura sobre el aborto". La Capital (in Spanish). 6 March 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Legalización del aborto: cómo votó cada diputado y cada bloque". Perfil (in Spanish). 11 December 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
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