Aristóbulo Istúriz Politician

Aristóbulo Istúriz (born 20 December 1946) is a Venezuelan politician and academic. He was a professor at the Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo (CENDES) of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He was elected to Parliament several times for Acción Democrática, representing the Federal District (now the Capital District), before joining the Radical Cause in 1986. He was elected mayor of the Libertador Municipality of Caracas on December 6, 1992, a position he would remain in until January 2, 1996. After finishing his term as mayor (having lost his re-election bid to Antonio Ledezma), he became co-presenter of the Globovisión TV show Blanco y Negro. In 1997, together with some other ex-Radical Cause-members, he co-founded the Homeland for All (Patria Para Todos, PPT), which in the 1998 presidential election decided to support Hugo Chávez. Between 2001 and 2007 he served as Minister of Education in Chávez' government. In 2008 Istúriz was the pro-Chávez Patriotic Alliance's candidate for mayor of Caracas; he was narrowly defeated. He is a former leader of the Venezuelan teachers' association SUMA.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 20th, 1946

Political engagements

Radical Cause

1986-1997

Geographic scope

Venezuela

Ideology

Democratic socialism
Socialism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Radical Cause, stylized as La Causa Я, is a working class political party in Venezuela, part of the Venezuelan opposition to president Nicolás Maduro. Although La Causa Я no longer has a true national presence, it remains influential in its home region of Guayana.

United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Geographic scope

Venezuela

Ideology

Left-wing nationalism
Democratic socialism
Bolivarianism
Anti-capitalism
Chavismo
Marxism

Founders

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela is a socialist political party in Venezuela which resulted from the fusion of some of the political and social forces that support the Bolivarian Revolution led by the late President Hugo Chávez. It is the largest left-wing party in the Western Hemisphere. It has approximately 5.7 million members as of 2007. PSUV held primary elections on 2 May 2010 for candidates to the National Assembly election in September, with 2,568,090 members voting.

Other members

born 1952
born 1954
born 1955

Fatherland for All

Geographic scope

Venezuela

Ideology

Democratic socialism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

Fatherland for All is a leftist political party in Venezuela. It was founded in 1997 by members of The Radical Cause party who supported Hugo Chávez. It is led by José Albornoz. In the 2010 legislative elections, the party won 2 out of 165 seats in the National Assembly.

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