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Claudia Bernazza

Claudia Bernazza
National Deputy
In office
13 May 2020 – 10 December 2021
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
19 September 2007 – 10 December 2009
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Personal details
Born (1960-06-12) 12 June 1960 (age 63)
La Plata, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party
Other political
Front for Victory (2003–2017)
Unidad Ciudadana (2017–2019)
Frente de Todos (2019–present)
Alma materNational University of La Plata

Claudia Alicia Bernazza (born 12 June 1960) is an Argentine teacher, social activist and politician who served as a National Deputy elected in Buenos Aires Province on two occasions: from 2007 to 2009, when she filled in the vacancy left by Graciela Rosso, and later from 2020 to 2021, filling the vacancy left by Daniel Scioli, who was appointed Ambassador in Brazil.

Early life and education

Bernazza was born on 12 June 1960 in La Plata.[1] Her father, Ricardo, was originally from Brandsen and claimed descent from Italian immigrants, while her mother, Sofia Romaniuk, was a Ukrainian immigrant.[2] In 2013, Bernazza orchestrated a reunion between her mother and her aunt, Lena, who was still living in the Ukraine.[3]

Bernazza finished high school at Liceo Víctor Mercante in La Plata, and then went on to study to become a teacher at Instituto Superior de Formación Docente N.º 12.[1] She also studied agricultural engineering at the National University of La Plata, and counts with a master's degree and PhD from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO); her PhD thesis was on government planning in Argentina from 1974 to 2000.[4] She currently teaches graduate and post-graduate courses at the National University of Lanús, the National University of La Plata, FLACSO, and the Arturo Jauretche National University.[5]


Alongside her husband, Enrique Spinetta, Bernazza founded the Lugar del Sol Foundation for homeless children. The foundation forms part of the Movimiento Nacional Chicos del Pueblo.[6] In 2001, she was appointed Executive Secretary of the Provincial Public Administration Institute (IPAP), later serving as its president from 2004. Simultaneously, from 2006 to 2007, she was president of the Provincial Council for Women in Buenos Aires Province.[7]

In the 2005 legislative election, Bernazza ran for a seat in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies in the Front for Victory list in Buenos Aires; the list received 43.04% of the popular vote, not enough for Bernazza to be elected. She took office on 19 September 2007, however, in replacement of Graciela Rosso, who was elected intendente (mayor) of Luján.[8] During this first term, Bernazza introduced a bill to create a national park in General Lavalle Partido; the bill passed both chambers of Congress, effectively creating the Campos del Tuyú National Park, the first national park in Buenos Aires Province.[9]

Bernazza ran for the Chamber of Deputies again in the 2017 legislative election as the 19th candidate in the Unidad Ciudadana list in Buenos Aires Province. The list received 36.28% of the vote, again, not enough for Bernazza to be elected.[10][11] She would take office in 2020 in replacement of Daniel Scioli, who was appointed ambassador of Argentina in Brazil.[12] During her second term as national deputy, Bernazza formed part of the parliamentary commissions on Families and Childhood, Science and Technology, Communications, Modernization of Parliamentary Procedure, Maritime Interests, and the bicameral commission on children's rights.[13] She was a supporter of the 2020 Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy bill, which legalized abortion in Argentina.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Claudia Bernazza". Directorio Legislativo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ Bernazza, Claudia. "Huellas platenses del fusilado que vive". Revista Mestiza (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Dos hermanas separadas por la Segunda Guerra Mundial se encontraron luego de 77 años". Blanco Sobre Negro (in Spanish). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ Bernazza, Claudia (November 2007). La planificación gubernamental en Argentina : experiencias del período 1974 - 2000 como puntos de partida hacia un nuevo paradigma (PhD) (in Spanish). Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. hdl:10469/1023. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  5. ^ ""Nosotros sabemos que en este contexto de pandemia el Estado ha cobrado una relevancia sustantiva en la coordinación de la emergencia sanitaria"". (in Spanish). 20 November 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  6. ^ Bernazza, Claudia (15 July 2020). "Lxs Chicxs del pueblo o la epopeya de la ternura". Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Claudia Bernazza". HCDN (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  8. ^ Engler, Verónica (19 December 2008). "Casa abierta". Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Se crea el primer Parque Nacional en la provincia de Buenos Aires". Parlamentario (in Spanish). 16 May 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Resultados de las elecciones 2017, provincia por provincia". Clarín (in Spanish). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Cómo quedará conformado el Congreso a partir del 10 de diciembre". Primera Fuente (in Spanish). 30 October 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Juraron tres nuevos diputados en la sesión telemática". Parlamentario (in Spanish). 13 May 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Claudia Alicia Bernazza | Comisiones". HCDN (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Legalización del aborto: cómo votó cada diputado y cada bloque". Perfil (in Spanish). 11 December 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
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