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Alfredo Cornejo (politician)

Alfredo Cornejo
Governor of Mendoza
Assumed office
10 December 2023
Vice GovernorHebe Casado
Preceded byRodolfo Suárez
In office
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
Vice GovernorLaura Montero
Preceded byFrancisco Pérez
Succeeded byRodolfo Suárez
National Senator
In office
10 December 2021 – 10 December 2023
ConstituencyMendoza
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2019 – 10 December 2021
ConstituencyMendoza
President of the National Committee of the Radical Civic Union
In office
15 December 2017 – 17 December 2021
Preceded byJosé Manuel Corral
Succeeded byGerardo Morales
Personal details
Born (1962-03-20) 20 March 1962 (age 61)
San Carlos, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Political partyRadical Civic Union
Other political
affiliations
Juntos por el Cambio (2015–present)
ResidenceMendoza
OccupationPolitician

Alfredo Cornejo (born 20 March 1962) is an Argentine politician. He is currently Governor of Mendoza Province since 2023, a post he previously held from 2015 to 2019. From 2019 to 2021 he was a National Deputy, and from 2021 to 2023, he was a National Senator for Mendoza. From 2017 to 2021 he was president of its national committee of the Radical Civic Union (UCR).

Biography

Alfredo Cornejo studied political sciences at the National University of Cuyo. He also worked as a professor at the university.

Political career

During his student years at the National University of Cuyo he was a student leader of the Franja Morada group.

He affiliated to the Radical Civic Union in 1983, and was elected as provincial senator for the 2002–2003 period. He was elected national deputy in 2005, and resigned in 2007 to run for mayor of Godoy Cruz. He served as mayor of Godoy Cruz for two terms, 2007–2011 and 2011–2015.[1]

Governor of Mendoza

In 2015 he was elected governor of the Mendoza Province and being one of the referents of Cambiemos in the interior of the country.[2]

In 2017, he was awarded Michel Temer with the Order of Rio Branco in recognition of the promotion of bilateral ties between the two regions.[3]

In 2018 Sebastián Piñera he was awarded the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins in the degree of Grand Officer in recognition of the collaboration in the integration of Argentina and Chile.[4]

In the same year, the Konex Foundation awarded him a Konex Award - Diploma of Merit as one of the most important Public Administrators of the last decade in Argentina.

References

  1. ^ "Gobernador Alfredo Cornejo". Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ De 2015, 22 De Junio. "Tras la derrota, el gobernador de Mendoza se reunió con Cornejo". Infobae.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Brasil condecoró a Cornejo por fomentar los lazos bilaterales entre ambas regiones : Prensa Gobierno de Mendoza".
  4. ^ "Cornejo, condecorado por el gobierno chileno - Sitio Andino". Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
Political offices Preceded byFrancisco Pérez Governor of Mendoza 2015–2019 Succeeded byRodolfo Suárez Preceded byRodolfo Suárez Governor of Mendoza 2023–present Incumbent Party political offices Preceded byJosé Manuel Corral President of the National Committee of the Radical Civic Union 2017–2021 Succeeded byGerardo Morales
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