Luis Alberto Lacalle

About Luis Alberto Lacalle

Who is it?: Former President of Uruguay
Birth Day: July 13, 1941
Birth Place: Montevideo, Uruguayan
Vice President: Gonzalo Aguirre
Preceded by: Alberto Volonté
Succeeded by: Jorge Larrañaga
Political party: National Party
Spouse(s): Julia Pou (1970–present)
Relations: Luis Alberto de Herrera (maternal grandfather) Margarita Uriarte (maternal grandmother)
Children: Pilar Luis Alberto Juan José Manuel
Parents: Carlos Lacalle (father) Maria Hortensia de Herrera Uriarte (mother)
Alma mater: University of the Republic
Profession: Lawyer

Luis Alberto Lacalle

Luis Alberto Lacalle was born on July 13, 1941 in Montevideo, Uruguayan, is Former President of Uruguay. Luis Alberto Lacalle was the President of Uruguay from 1990 to 1995. He played a prominent role in the politics of Uruguay which is not surprising given his family background. Born to María Hortensia de Herrera de Lacalle, the daughter of the Blanco political leader Luis Alberto de Herrera, politics runs in his blood and he was interested in this field from a young age. He was just 17 when he ventured into political activism and joined the National Party. During his student days he aspired to be a lawyer and pursued a degree from the University of the Republic's law school. He also worked as a journalist and wrote columns on political analysis. Over the years, his interest in politics developed further and he was elected deputy for Montevideo, a post he held until a coup dissolved the existing parliament. When democracy was restored in the country after a few years, he again became politically active. His successful political career so far, motivated him to run for the presidency and he became the President of Uruguay in 1990. As the president he implemented many reforms in order to encourage economic development of his country.
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Occupation Presidents
Age 79 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 13, 1941 (Montevideo, Uruguayan)
Birthday July 13
Town/City Montevideo, Uruguayan
Nationality Uruguayan

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Luis Alberto Lacalle’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Lacalle is married to María Julia Pou Brito del Pino (b. 1946); they have three children, Pilar Lacalle Pou, Member of Parliament Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and Economist Juan José Lacalle Pou. Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou was the 2014 presidential candidate of the National Party. He entered the second round of the elections.


His mother, María Hortensia de Herrera de Lacalle, was the daughter of the Blanco political leader Luis Alberto de Herrera, after whom Lacalle was named. Luis Alberto Lacalle joined the National Party at the age of 17. In 1961 he started working as a Journalist for Clarin and he graduated from the University of the Republic's law school in 1964. In 1971, he was elected deputy for Montevideo and kept his seat until the 1973 coup, when President Juan María Bordaberry dissolved parliament.


In August 1978 Lacalle was sent three bottles of wine tainted with poison addressed to himself and two fellow National Party members (Heber and Pereyra) who had been trying to negotiate a way out of the military regime. Lacalle's wife warned him against the suspicious gift, but Heber's wife drank a glass, dying immediately. The case remains unsolved.


When democracy was restored in 1984 he was elected senator, and became vice-president of the Senate.


In 1989 he ran for the presidency for his faction, Herrerismo, with running-mate, Gonzalo Aguirre. In the subsequent elections in November 1989, the National Party defeated the rival Colorado Party (running with several presidential candidates: Jorge Batlle Jorge Pacheco Areco and Hugo Fernandez Faingold and Broad Front (running with presidential candidate Líber Seregni. Lacalle received the most votes within his party, defeating Carlos Julio Pereyra and Alberto Zumarán, and thus was elected President of Uruguay, taking office on March 1, 1990 for a five year-term.


Upon taking office, Lacalle sent parliament a tax reform bill which was immediately passed with the support of the Colorado Party. Sales tax were increased (from 21% to 22% income tax was increased and a few other taxes were created. During his rule, he encouraged a free market program, participated in the Brady bonds plan to alleviate foreign debt obligations, and was a co-founder of the Mercosur, along with the Presidents of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina, which came into effect with the Treaty of Asunción in 1991.


In 1992, support for his economic reforms suffered a heavy blow when one of his most significant initiatives, a plan to privatize Uruguay's state-owned companies, was rejected by referendum


In the 1994 national elections, he selected his Interior Minister, Juan Andrés Ramírez to be the presidential candidate of the Herrerismo faction. The National Party narrowly lost the elections to the Colorado Party.


In 1999, he won his party's primary elections against Juan Andrés Ramirez (who had split from the Herrerismo) and several other candidates, and was a candidate for presidency again. However, a string of accusations about corruption in his government damaged his chances. Ramírez's departure from active politics after losing the primary was the final blow, and Lacalle came in third place with 22.3% of the votes in the general elections.


Lacalle ran again for President in the 2004 elections, but the other party Leaders had gathered around a single opposing candidate, Jorge Larrañaga, who defeated him in the primaries by a 2-to-1 margin. In 2009, he ran for the presidency again, this time defeating Jorge Larrañaga in the June primaries. By winning the primary election, he became head of the governing board of the party. He lost the presidential elections to José Mujica in a run-off election in November.

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