Gerardo Zamora is an Argentinean politician from Santiago del Estero province. He served as governor of Santiago del Estero from 2021 to 2021. During his term as governor of Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora repeatedly stated, “The people decide their leaders, not the institutions.” He repeatedly referred to himself as a “worker’s governor” saying that he had to take on the jobs of unpopular figures to ensure improvements in the economy. As governor of Santiago del Estero, he implemented a tax program that raised income taxes for large businesses and raised the gasoline tax for small businesses and maintained subsidies for big businesses that received government contracts.
After being re-elected as governor in 2021, Zamora began to speak out against his previous policies. He claimed that the government was not doing its job properly and claimed that many laws were unfair to the middle class. He refused to sign a pact with the conservative Partido Nacional (PN) that was formed by former President Felipe Strogoza. The PN is the party of former President Gerardo Zamora.
Zamora also spoke out against the Kirchner government’s plan to sell national oil. He cited the detrimental effect that such sale would have on the national economy. He said that the sale of oil would destroy thousands of jobs in the state of Perna, the capital city of Buenos Aires. Other leading members of the PN included former President Diaz de Leon, current President Cristina Kirchner, and her husband, former President Fernando de la Luz.
|Age||58 years old|
|Birth Date||June 28, 1961|
The PN also called for an end to the Evo Morales government’s war against the left-wing guerilla groups formerly known as Faltaistas. The guerilla groups, which are mainly from the working class areas, had joined the governments of both the left and right in an attempt to bring stability back to their communities. One of their demands was the release of all political prisoners. The government and the opposition made a deal with the leaders of the Faltas to release the following individuals: Fernanda Ovilia, Gerardo Zamora, Gerardo Lanzerini, and Orlando Maradona. Gerardo Zamora and Fernanda Ovilia have also been ordered to give up their citizenship.
Gerardo Zamora was arrested while in the midst of carrying out his duties as mayor of Perna. This followed another arrest made by officers of the Comissariat Secret de Extranjeros or the Argentine National Police. He was taken into custody after refusing to release his name to the media. He has been stripped of his title as mayor and relieved of his powers to lead the city. Zamora’s wife, Flora, was also taken into custody.
After his arrest, Zamora released a statement to the media that he would not step down as mayor of Perna until all the charges against him are dropped. He is also urging the country’s residents to help clear the streets of looters and criminals. “I will not resign even if the charges against me are proven justified,” he said. Zamora is currently free until he can appeal his case.