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Hugo Yasky

Hugo Yasky
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2017
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Personal details
Born (1949-10-10) 10 October 1949 (age 74)
Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Political partyNew Encounter
Other political
affiliations
Front for Victory (until 2019)
Citizen's Unity (2017–2019)
Frente de Todos (since 2019)
OccupationUnion leader, politician

Hugo Yasky (born 10 October 1949) is an Argentine teacher, union leader and politician. Since 2006 he has been Secretary-General of the Argentine Workers' Central Union (CTA), a major trade union federation in Argentina. Since 2017 he has additionally been a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies representing Buenos Aires Province.

Yasky is also vice president of New Encounter, a kirchnerist political party affiliated to the Frente de Todos.

Biography

Hugo Yasky was born in 1949 in Ramos Mejía, a city in the Greater Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. His family is of Romanian-Jewish origin, although he was raised in a Jewish secular household. His grandfather was the first Socialist local councillor in Ramos Mejía.[1]

He started working as a teacher in 1971, aged 21. He joined the teacher's union, and voted for the creation of the CTERA union in 1973. He was fired in 1978, during the National Reorganization Process. He started to work again in 1981, in Lomas de Zamora, recreating the local teacher's union. He was elected secretary general of SUTEBA in 1994.[1]

He was elected secretary general of the CTA in 1997. Back then, he opposed the policies of president Carlos Menem, and took part in a hunger strike at the Carpa blanca.[1] There were new elections in 2011, and he was initially defeated by Pablo Micheli, who opposed the president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, supported by Yasky. The elections were contested, and the judiciary confirmed Yasky as president. Micheli considered that the presidency would have interfered in the elections via loyalist judges, and Yasky that the judiciary confirmed their suspicions about electoral fraud.[2]

He was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies in the 2017 legislative election.[3]

Electoral history

Electoral history of Hugo Yasky
Election Office List # District Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2017 National Deputy Unidad Ciudadana 6 Buenos Aires Province 3,383,114 36.28% 2nd[a] Elected [4]
2021 Frente de Todos 8 Buenos Aires Province 3,444,446 38.59% 2nd[a] Elected [5]
  1. ^ a b Presented on an electoral list. The data shown represents the share of the vote the entire party/alliance received in that constituency.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Hugo Yasky" (in Spanish). Línea sindical. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "La Justicia falló a favor del kirchnerista Yasky y anuló las elecciones complementarias en la CTA" [The judiciary ruled in support of the Kirchnerite Yasky and voided the complementary elections] (in Spanish). Clarín. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Hugo Yasky juró como diputado" [Hugo Yasky swore as deputy] (in Spanish). CTA. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Elecciones 2017". argentina.gob.ar (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Elecciones 2021". argentina.gob.ar (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
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