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Aldo Leiva

Aldo Leiva
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2019
Mayor of General José de San Martín
In office
28 July 2009 – 10 December 2019
Preceded byRubén Guillón
Succeeded byMauro Leiva
In office
10 December 2003 – 14 November 2008
Preceded byCarlos A. Guardianelli
Succeeded byRubén Guillón
Minister of Social Development of Chaco
In office
14 November 2008 – 28 July 2009
GovernorJorge Capitanich
Preceded byCristina Magnano
Succeeded byBeatriz Bogado
Personal details
Born (1963-10-01) 1 October 1963 (age 60)
General José de San Martín, Chaco Province, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party
Other political
Front for Victory (2009–2017)
Frente de Todos (2019–present)

Aldo Adolfo Leiva (born 10 January 1963) is an Argentine politician and Falklands War veteran, currently serving as National Deputy elected in Chaco Province. A member of the Justicialist Party, Leiva was elected in 2019, and currently sits in the Frente de Todos parliamentary bloc. He previously served as intendente (mayor) of General José de San Martín, Chaco on two occasions, from 2009 to 2019, and from 2003 to 2008.

Early and personal life

Leiva was born on 1 October 1963 in General José de San Martín, Chaco Province.[1] He did his military service (then mandatory) in the 4th Infantry Regiment of the Argentine Army, based in Monte Caseros, Corrientes.[2] In 1982, when he was 19 years old, he was called upon to fight in the Falklands – Malvinas War.[3] Leiva fought in the Battle of Two Sisters.[4]

Leiva is married to Rosana Miner and has four children.[1]

Political career

Following the war, from 1982 to 1983, Leiva was employed as an undersecretary of the Municipal Council of General José de San Martín. Later, from 1987 to 1988, he was a legislative aide at the Chamber of Deputies of the province. He was also Secretary of Public Works and Services of San Martín from 1989 to 1990. From 1997 to 2000, he was government secretary of Ciervo Petiso.[1] Leiva has served as president of the Chaco Province Justicialist Party,[5] and has been Secretary General of the party council since 2016.[6]

In 2003, he was elected intendente (mayor) of his hometown of General José de San Martín. He was re-elected in 2007.[7] In November 2008, he was appointed Minister of Social Development of Chaco Province by Governor Jorge Capitanich.[5] He was removed from the post following poor showings in the province's social indexes in July 2009,[8] and returned to his position as mayor of San Martín, as he had not resigned, but rather taken leave from the position. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

At the 2019 legislative election, Leiva was the second candidate in the Frente Chaqueño list to the Chamber of Deputies. The list was the most voted with 56.70% of the vote, and Leiva was easily elected, alongside the first candidate in the list, Lucila Masin.[9] Leiva was succeeded in the mayoralty of San Martín by his son, Mauro Leiva.[10]

During his 2019–2023 term, Leiva formed part of the parliamentary commissions on Housing and Urban Planning, Finances, Industry, Public Works, and Transport.[1] He was an opponent of the legalization of abortion in Argentina, voting against the 2020 Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy bill that passed the Argentine Congress.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d "Aldo Adolfo Leiva". Directorio Legislativo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 28 August 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Aldo Leiva: "El Reclamo De Soberanía Sobre Las Malvinas Es Irrenunciable E Indiscutible"". TN24 (in Spanish). 1 April 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Excombatiente del Chaco es el primer 'soldado raso' que llega al Congreso". Radio Nacional (in Spanish). 4 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Leiva, el diputado que luchó en Malvinas: "Sueño con que podamos ver flamear la celeste y blanca en nuestro territorio"". Parlamentario (in Spanish). 2 April 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Capitanich nombró a su esposa en el Gobierno chaqueño". La Política Online (in Spanish). 11 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Nuevas autoridades del PJ Chaqueño: Domingo Peppo, presidente del partido y María Luisa Chomiak, presidente del Congreso Provincial". Diario Chaco (in Spanish). 31 March 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Chaco: Aldo y Mauro Leiva recibieron sus diplomas como diputado nacional e intendente electo de San Martín". Chaco En Línea (in Spanish). 23 November 2019. Archived from the original on 28 August 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Capitanich despidió a dos ministros después del escándalo por la pobreza". La Voz 901 (in Spanish). 29 July 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  9. ^ "El Frente de Todos se impuso en las categorías de senadores y diputados nacionales". Chaco Día por Día (in Spanish). 27 October 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Aldo Leiva: "Una transición a puro trabajo"". Diario Norte (in Spanish). 14 October 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Legalización del aborto: cómo votó cada diputado y cada bloque". Perfil (in Spanish). 11 December 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
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