Sergio Massa

Argentine politician (born 1972)

Sergio Tomás Massa (born 28 April 1972) is an Argentine politician who is a candidate for President of Argentina in the 2023 election. He became the country's Minister of Economy on 2 August, 2022. He was the president of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies from 2019 until 2022. He was also a national deputy for Buenos Aires Province.

Sergio Massa
Minister of Economy
Assumed office
3 August 2022
PresidentAlberto Fernández
Preceded bySilvina Batakis (Economy)
Daniel Scioli (Production)
Julián Domínguez (Agriculture)
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
10 December 2019 – 2 August 2022
Preceded byEmilio Monzó
Succeeded byCecilia Moreau
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2019 – 3 August 2022
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
10 December 2013 – 10 December 2017
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Mayor of Tigre
In office
24 July 2009 – 25 November 2013
Preceded byJulio Zamora
Succeeded byJulio Zamora
In office
10 December 2007 – 23 July 2008
Preceded byHiram Gualdoni
Succeeded byJulio Zamora
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
In office
23 July 2008 – 7 July 2009
PresidentCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded byAlberto Fernández
Succeeded byAníbal Fernández
Executive Director of the National Social Security Administration
In office
23 January 2002 – 10 December 2007
PresidentEduardo Duhalde
Néstor Kirchner
Preceded byGustavo Macchi
Succeeded byClaudio Moroni
Provincial Deputy of Buenos Aires
In office
10 December 1999 – 22 January 2002
ConstituencyFirst Electoral Section
Personal details
Born (1972-04-28) 28 April 1972 (age 52)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyRenewal Front (since 2013)
Justicialist Party (1995–2013)
Union of the Democratic Centre (1989–1995)
Other political
Front for Victory (2007–2013)
United for a New Alternative (2015–2017)
1País (2017–2019)
Frente de Todos (since 2019)
Malena Galmarini (m. 2001)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrano

Massa is the founder and current leader of the peronist Renewal Front. He was Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers from 2008 to 2009 under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

He was a former member of the Justicialist Party. He founded a new political party, the Renewal Front, in 2013.

As the leader of the United for a New Alternative coalition, Massa ran for president in 2015, finishing third in the first round of voting with 21% of the vote.

In 2023, he ran for president for a second time as part of the Union for the Homeland coalition in October 2023. He won 36.6% of votes to Javier Milei's 29.9%, leading to a November run-off.[1]

References change

  1. Phillips, Tom (23 October 2023). "Argentina: leftists celebrate after far-right Milei fails to win election victory". The Guardian.