Mauricio Macri (Spanish pronunciation: [mauˈɾisjo ˈmakɾi]; born 8 February 1959) is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician. He was the President of Argentina from 10 December 2015 to 10 December 2019. He was the Mayor of Buenos Aires serving from 10 December 2007 through 10 December 2015.
|President of Argentina|
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
|Vice President||Gabriela Michetti|
|Preceded by||Cristina Fernández de Kirchner|
|Succeeded by||Alberto Fernández|
|President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations|
17 April 2017 – 17 April 2018
|Preceded by||Nicolás Maduro|
|Succeeded by||Evo Morales|
|5th Chief of Government of Buenos Aires|
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015
María Eugenia Vidal
|Preceded by||Jorge Telerman|
|Succeeded by||Horacio Rodríguez Larreta|
10 December 2005 – 18 July 2007
|Succeeded by||Julián Obiglio|
|Constituency||City of Buenos Aires|
|Born||8 February 1959|
Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Political party||Republican Proposal (PRO) (2008–present)|
|Commitment to Change (2003–2008)|
Juntos por el Cambio (2015–present)
(m. 1981; div. 1991)
(m. 1994; div. 2005)
Juliana Awada (m. 2010)
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina|
On 22 November 2015, after a tie in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October, Macri won the first ballotage in Argentina's history, beating Front for Victory candidate Daniel Scioli and becoming president-elect. He was inaugurated on 10 December 2015.
Running for president when the Argentine economy was not performing well, Macri campaigned on a platform of change, and promised to pass free market reforms of the economy. Macri made major economic changes as soon as he entered office, hoping to help create jobs. He also is changing the country's foreign policy. While the president that came before him, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, had criticized the United States' policies, Macri has improved relations. In 2016, Barack Obama visited Argentina. The two talked about improving relations, issues in the hemisphere, and an apology from the United States for its support of the dictatorship in Argentina (as well as in several other Latin American countries) in the 1970s and 80s.
Macri has been critical of the government of Nicolas Maduro, and feels that the Venezuelan President is undemocratic and oppressive.
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