María Eugenia Vidal

Argentine politician

María Eugenia Vidal (Born, September 8, 1973) is an Argentine politician and political scientist. She belongs to the Republican Proposal (PRO) party. She held the position of Deputy Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires during the second term of Mauricio Macri. Between December 10, 2015 and December 10, 2019, she was governor of the Buenos Aires Province being the first woman in the office.

María Eugenia Vidal
Vidal in 2016
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2021
ConstituencyCity of Buenos Aires
Governor of Buenos Aires Province
In office
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
Vice GovernorDaniel Salvador
Preceded byDaniel Scioli
Succeeded byAxel Kicillof
Deputy Chief of Government of Buenos Aires
In office
10 December 2011 – 10 December 2015
Government ChiefMauricio Macri
Preceded byGabriela Michetti
Succeeded byDiego Santilli
Minister of Social Development
of the City of Buenos Aires
In office
28 May 2008 – 10 December 2011
Government ChiefMauricio Macri
Preceded byEsteban Bullrich
Succeeded byCarolina Stanley
Personal details
Born (1973-09-08) 8 September 1973 (age 50)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyRepublican Proposal
Other political
Spouse(s)Ramiro Tagliaferro (1998-2016)
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Argentina

The Spanish newspaper El País named her "the Argentine Thatcher" after Vidal's intense confrontations with Peronist unionists during her mandate.[1]

Early life


Vidal was born in Buenos Aires. She was raised in the Flores ward. She was enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. She earned a degree in political science from there.[2][3]



She met Ramiro Tagliaferro, a classmate at the university, and they married in 1998; the couple has a son and two daughters.

In 2002 he met Mauricio Macri and Grupo Sophia. Then she began to work together with them. The next year she became director of the Commission for Women, Children, Adolescents and Youth of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires.

She also coordinated investigations and fieldwork and carried out the monitoring and evaluation of the City's social programs. In 2005 she ranked fifth on the Republican Proposal (PRO) list for the Chamber of Deputies of the province of Buenos Aires, but was not chosen.


  1. Cué, Carlos E. (14 March 2017). "María Eugenia Vidal, ¿la Thatcher argentina?". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. Spillman, Ezequiel. "Vidal, de alumna ejemplar a la chance de ser la vice-jefa de Macri". Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  3. "Asumió María Eugenia Vidal en reemplazo de Esteban Bullrich". Buenos Aires Ciudad.

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