Danilo Astori

Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa (born April 23, 1940) is a Uruguayan social democratic politician who was Vice President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. On March 4, 2015, Astori took office as Minister of Economics and Finance, a post he previously held from 2005 to 2008.[1] He is the main leader of the Asamblea Uruguay party, which is part of the ruling centre-left Broad Front.

Danilo Astori
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15th Vice President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 2010 – March 1, 2015
PresidentJosé Mujica
Preceded byRodolfo Nin Novoa
Succeeded byRaúl Fernando Sendic
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
March 4, 2015 – March 1, 2020
PresidentTabaré Vázquez
Preceded byMario Bergara
Succeeded byAzucena Arbeleche
In office
March 1, 2005 – September 18, 2008
PresidentTabaré Vázquez
Preceded byIsaac Alfie
Succeeded byÁlvaro García
Senator of the Republic
In office
February 15, 1990 – March 1, 2005
Personal details
Danilo Ángel Astori Saragosa

(1940-04-23) April 23, 1940 (age 80)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyUruguay Assembly
Other political
Broad Front
Spouse(s)Claudia Hugo
ResidenceMontevideo, Uruguay
Alma materUniversity of the Republic
OccupationAccountant, economist, politician

In 1965 he undertook a course of Development and Planning of the UN, in Santiago de Chile. Two years later he integrated a seminar on statistical indicators of agricultural development organized by FAO and the government of the Soviet Union in Moscow.

He was a professor of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of the Republic, of which he was dean in 1973.

After the military dictatorship, he resumed the position during the period of 1985–1989.

Political careerEdit

He ran for vice president in the 1989 election with Líber Seregni as presidential candidate, obtaining third place with 23% of votes.

Before the 2004 elections, Astori was announced to become Finance Minister if the Broad Front won. This is said to have turned centrist voters to choose the Broad Front,[2] and the party received 51.7% of votes.


Astori has followed a fiscal conservative policy, but allowing increases in welfare, education and health care spending. He has been a supporter of trade pacts with the United States, the European Union, the People's Republic of China and India, with the Chilean "open regionalism" as a model.[3]

Astori resigned from his ministry on September 18, 2008. His ministerial replacement was Álvaro García.


  1. ^ "Government Ministers of Uruguay". rulers.org. Retrieved 6 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Altman 2006 Electoral Studies" (PDF). (129 KiB)
  3. ^ Astori follows Chile's "open regionalism" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine at wtothailand.or.th Archived 2006-12-31 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Isaac Alfie
Minister of Economy and Finances
Succeeded by
Álvaro García
Preceded by
Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Vice President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez
Preceded by
Mario Bergara
Minister of Economy and Finances
Succeeded by