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Rosana Bertone

Rosana Bertone
Rosana Bertone in 2016
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2019
ConstituencyTierra del Fuego
In office
10 December 2001 – 10 December 2013
ConstituencyTierra del Fuego
Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Southern Atlantic Islands
In office
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
Vice GovernorJuan Carlos Arcando
Preceded byFabiana Ríos
Succeeded byJuan Carlos Arcando
National Senator
In office
10 December 2013 – 10 December 2015
ConstituencyTierra del Fuego
Personal details
Born (1972-05-09) 9 May 1972 (age 51)
San Salvador, Entre Ríos
Political partyJusticialist Party
Other political
affiliations
Frente de Todos (since 2019)
Front for Victory (until 2019)
Alma materNational University of the Littoral
ProfessionLawyer

Rosana Andrea Bertone (born 9 May 1972, in San Salvador, Entre Ríos) is an Argentine politician and the former Governor of Tierra del Fuego Province, serving from 2015 to 2019.[1] Since 2019 she has been a National Deputy.

Political career

Bertone qualified as a lawyer in 1995 from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of the Littoral. In 2001 she was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Tierra del Fuego and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009.[2] In 2010 she caused controversy when she opposed her party's plans to introduce same-sex marriage.[3]

Bertone ran for Governor of Tierra del Fuego in the 2011 election but lost in the run-off vote to incumbent Governor Fabiana Ríos. Following the completion of her third term as a Deputy in 2013, Bertone was elected to the Argentine Senate for Tierra del Fuego.[2] In 2015 she ran again for Governor, gaining 42.26% of the vote in the first round on June 21. On June 28 she defeated her opponent, Federico Sciurano, with over 50% of the vote to be elected Governor.[3]

In 2017, Bertone condemned the Falkland Islands general election as an 'illegitimate legislative electoral act' and stated that the only 'legitimate' legislators for the islands were those elected in 2015 to the Legislature of Tierra del Fuego province, under whose jurisdiction the Falklands fall according to Argentina's sovereignty claim to the Islands.[4]

Bertone sought re-election as governor in 2019, but lost in the first round to the FORJA candidate, Gustavo Melella.[5] Bertone left office in December 2019 at the end of her term.

References

  1. ^ "FPV won Tierra del Fuego runoff and Rosana Bertone is the new Governor". Télam. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Bertone, Rosana. "Curriculum vitae". Campaign website. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Bertone triumphs in Tierra del Fuego as opponent concedes defeat". Buenos Aires Herald. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Bertone y un mensaje a los isleños: "Ellos son los únicos legisladores de las islas"" [Bertone and a message to the islanders: "They are the only legislators on the islands"]. CriticaSur (in Spanish). 9 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017. Given the illegitimate electoral legislative act that is being developed in the Malvinas Islands, I want to emphasise that the only and legitimate legislators of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands were elected on 21 June 2015...
  5. ^ "June 16th-23rd: What We Learned This Week". Buenos Aires Times. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.


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