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Marcelo Ramal

Marcelo Ramal

Marcelo Armando Ramal (born 13 October 1954) is an Argentine economist, university professor, and Trotskyist politician serving as provincial deputy of Buenos Aires. He was elected in October 2013 as a candidate of the Workers' Left Front[1] and is a member of the Workers' Party (PO).

Biography

Ramal began political activity at age 15, with ties to Peronism. He distanced himself from Peronism after the events of Cordobazo, but formed a bond with Catalina Guagnini, an Argentine Trotskyist activist, and opposed the 1976 dictatorship.[2]

Between 2000 and 2003, he was Parliamentary Secretary of the Labor Party bloc in the Buenos Aires City Legislature. He worked with Jorge Altamira to increase the minimum wage and urbanize the city.[3] In 2003, Ramal was beaten and detained while resisting the eviction of 24 families from the Children's Board (Pa.De.La.I.).[4]

Ramal is an adjunct professor of industrial organization at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.[2] In 2008, he overcame an attempt to annul his position through a competitive exam[5] after he was supported by students and faculty.[6]

Political career

In the 2013 elections, Ramal led the Workers' Left Front,[7] which obtained 4.96 percent of the vote.[1] He was sworn in on 3 December 2013, mentioning "the working class, Mariano Ferreyra and the kids of Cromañón."[8] He led the coalition for the first two years until a scheduled leadership transfer.[9]

On 20 November 2013, Ramal filed a criminal complaint against the Republican Proposal and the major opposition blocs in the legislature for alleged bribery and influence peddling.[10]

During a 2013 heat wave, Ramal drafted a bill declaring an electricity emergency in Buenos Aires. The bill would create a committee that would work to restore power, and coordinate electrical companies' responses, and would be funded by a special tax on gambling houses, which were tax-exempt.[11]

In 2015, he proposed two laws addressing violence against women, coinciding with the Ni Una Menos movement.[12]

He unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2023 primary elections with Patricia Urones as his vice presidential running mate.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b "Diputados Provicionales" [Provincial Deputies]. Dirección Nacional Electoral (in Spanish). 28 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  2. ^ a b Spinetta, Franco (24 October 2013). "Marcelo Ramal: "Hoy la izquierda clasista tiene una representación significativa"" [Marcelo Ramal: "Today the classist left has significant representation"]. Diario Z (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Marcelo Ramal". Página 12 (in Spanish). 8 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  4. ^ Rey, Alejandra (26 February 2003). "Violento desalojo del edificio del ex Padelai: 16 heridos y 52 detenidos" [Violent eviction of the former Padelai building: 16 injured and 52 arrested]. La Nación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Escándalo Académico" [Academic scandal]. El BASE (in Spanish). 24 April 2009. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Gran triunfo de la movilización docente y estudiantil en Económicas" [Great triumph of teacher and student mobilization in Economics]. Asociación Gremial Docente de la UBA (in Spanish). 11 May 2009. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  7. ^ "FIT: Marcelo Ramal encabezará la lista de legisladores porteños" [Workers' Left Party: Marcelo Ramal will head list of Buenos Aires legislators]. Pura Ciudad (in Spanish). 7 September 2013. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Juraron los 30 diputados electos para la ciudad" [30 elected legislators sworn in for the city]. Télam (in Spanish). 3 December 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  9. ^ Meyer, Adriana (29 October 2013). ""La nuestra es una banca colectiva"" ["Ours is a collective seat"]. Página 12 (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  10. ^ "Denunciaron penalmente "pacto del Pro y la oposición"" [Criminal complaint filed against "pact between Republican Proposal and opposition"]. Parlamentario (in Spanish). 20 November 2013. Archived from the original on 21 November 2023. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  11. ^ "Presentan un proyecto alternativo para afrontar la emergencia eléctrica" [Alternative project to address electricity emergency proposed]. Gustavo Sylvestre (in Spanish). 30 December 2013. Archived from the original on 21 November 2023. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  12. ^ "La Legislatura porteña trata dos proyectos contra la violencia de género" [Buenos Aires Legislature discusses two bills against gender violence]. Minuto Uno (in Spanish). 5 June 2015. Archived from the original on 21 November 2023. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
  13. ^ "Marcelo Ramal también será precandidato para las presidenciales" [Marcelo Ramal will also run as pre-candidate for presidential election]. InfoNews (in Spanish). 27 May 2023. Archived from the original on 27 May 2023. Retrieved 20 November 2023.


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