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Claudio Vidal

Claudio Orlando Vidal
Governor of Santa Cruz
Assumed office
10 December 2023
Vice GovernorFabián Leguizamón
Preceded byAlicia Kirchner
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2021 – 10 December 2023
ConstituencySanta Cruz
Personal details
Born (1980-06-04) 4 June 1980 (age 43)
Political partySER Santa Cruz (since 2019)
OccupationGeneral Secretary of the Private Oil and Gas Union of Santa Cruz

Claudio Orlando Vidal (born 4 June 1980) is an Argentine trade unionist and politician currently serving as Governor of Santa Cruz Province. From 2021 to 2023, he was a National Deputy elected to represent Santa Cruz. He belongs to the local Somos Energía para Renovar Santa Cruz (SER Santa Cruz) party.

Early life and career

Vidal was born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province, but grew up in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, where he moved in his adolescence in search of job opportunities. He worked in the oil industry.[1][2]

Political career

He first ran for a seat in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies in the 2021 legislative election, as the first candidate in the "Somos Energía para Renovar Santa Cruz" (English: "We are energy to renew Santa Cruz"). He was elected with 46,633 votes, his list placing second behind Juntos por el Cambio with 28.25% of the vote.

Electoral history


Electoral history of Claudio Vidal
Election Office List Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2023 Governor of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Puede 54,831 28.38% 1st[a] Elected
  1. ^ Election held under ley de lemas. Data shown corresponds to the position within the most voted lema.


Electoral history of Claudio Vidal
Election Office List # District Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2021 National Deputy Somos Energía para Renovar Santa Cruz 1 Santa Cruz Province 46,633 28.25% 2nd[a] Elected [3]
  1. ^ Presented on an electoral list. The data shown represents the share of the vote the entire party/alliance received in that constituency.


  1. ^ Arias, Mariela (14 August 2023). "Elecciones en Santa Cruz: quién es Claudio Vidal, el sindicalista que desplazó a la familia Kirchner después de 32 años en el poder". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  2. ^ Soriano, Fernando (14 August 2023). "El kirchnerismo perdió la gobernación en Santa Cruz después de 32 años". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Elecciones 2021". (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
Political offices Preceded byAlicia Kirchner Governor of Santa Cruz 2023–present Incumbent
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