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Daniel Martínez (politician)

Daniel Carlos Martínez Villamil (born 23 February 1957) is a Uruguayan political figure.[1]

Daniel Martínez Villamil
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Intendant of Montevideo
In office
9 July 2015 – 1 April 2019
Preceded byAna Olivera
Succeeded byChristian Di Candia
Senator of Uruguay
In office
15 February 2010 – 16 June 2015
Preceded byMónica Xavier
Succeeded byDaisy Tourné
Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining
In office
3 March 2008 – 31 August 2009
PresidentTabaré Vázquez
Preceded byJorge Lepra
Succeeded byRaúl Sendic
President of ANCAP
In office
1 March 2005 – 3 March 2008
Preceded byGabriel Gurméndez
Succeeded byRaúl Sendic
Personal details
Daniel Carlos Martínez Villaamil

(1957-02-23) 23 February 1957 (age 62)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partySocialist Party
Other political
Spouse(s)Laura Motta
Alma materUniversidad de la República


Daniel Martínez pursued a mechanical engineering career prior to taking up a ministerial post. For many years he was Vice President of the Uruguayan Engineers' Association.

He was elected Intendant of Montevideo in 2015.

He is a member of the Uruguayan Socialist Party, having been active during the period of civilian-military rule 1973-1985.

Industry MinisterEdit

From March 3, 2008 until August 31, 2009, he served as Uruguayan Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining in the government of President Tabaré Vázquez. He succeeded Jorge Lepra in that post.

Mayor of MontevideoEdit

In the 2015 elections he was elected as Mayor of Montevideo. In April 2019 he was succeeded by Christian di Candia.[2]

Presidential candidateEdit

Martínez was the presidential candidate of the Broad Front for the 2019 national elections.[3] He chose Graciela Villar as his running mate.[4] On November 28, 2019, Martínez conceded defeat.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 'Daniel Martínez', Wikipedia (in Spanish) es:Daniel Martínez
  2. ^ Barquet, Paula; Bello, Camila (6 April 2019). "Christian di Candia, the unexpected Mayor". EL PAIS. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Los resultados difundidos por la Corte Electoral". EL PAIS (in Spanish). 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Graciela Villar: la candidata a vice con discurso de barricada". El Observador (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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