Ángel Rozas

Ángel Rozas
from Chaco Province
Assumed office
03 December 2015
Governor of Chaco
In office
December 10, 1995  December 10, 2003
[[Lieutenant Governor of Chaco|Lieutenant]] Roy Nikisch
Preceded by Rolando Tauguinas
Succeeded by Roy Nikisch
Personal details
Born (1950-03-22) March 22, 1950
General Pinedo, Chaco
Political party Radical Civic Union
Profession Lawyer

Ángel Rozas (born March 22, 1950) is an Argentine politician, a leading member of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), and serves as National Senator for the Chaco Province. He served as Governor of Chaco Province between 1995 and 2003.

Rozas was born in General Pinedo, Chaco, to a smallholding family. He earned a law degree at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Rozas first held elected office in 1983 as a Chaco Provincial Deputy, serving for three terms. He was a candidate to be vice-governor in 1987.

Rozas served as governor of Chaco Province from December 1995 to December 2003, re-elected in 1999. In 1999 he was also elected vice-president of the national committee of the UCR and in 2001 was elected president, serving until 2005 when he was replaced by Roberto Iglesias. He was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Chaco in 2005. As a leading figure in his party, he was seen as a possible candidate for the 2007 presidential elections, although the UCR was (and continues to be) electorally weak and split between supporters of President Néstor Kirchner and Roberto Lavagna. Eventually Rozas ran to be Governor of Chaco once again, in support of the presidential campaign of Lavagna. He lost to Jorge Capitanich by just 0.8% of the vote.

From June 2005 Rozas has headed the Leandro N. Alem Foundation. He is married with two daughters. His son died in 1990.

In the 2015 Argentine general elections, he was elected to the Argentine Senate for the Chaco province. On the preparatory season of the Argentine Senate in December 3rd 2015 he was elected as the leader of the Radical Civic Union caucus on the Senate, also replacing Luis Petcoff Naidenoff as the Senate minority leader.

Preceded by
Rolando Tauguinas
Governor of Chaco
Succeeded by
Roy Nikisch

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