Enrique Tarigo

Enrique E. Tarigo Vázquez (Montevideo, 15 September 1927 – 14 December 2002) was a Uruguayan jurist and political figure.

Enrique Tarigo
9th Vice President of Uruguay
In office
March 1, 1985 – March 1, 1990
PresidentJulio María Sanguinetti
Preceded byJorge Sapelli
Succeeded byGonzalo Aguirre
Personal details
Born(1927-09-15)September 15, 1927
Montevideo, Uruguay
DiedDecember 14, 2002(2002-12-14) (aged 75)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado Party
SpouseSusana Isabel Morador López
ChildrenEnrique, Miguel, Alejandro, Gabriela, Juan Felipe
OccupationPolitician, journalist, lawyer, teacher


He was a lawyer and University professor.

Vice President of UruguayEdit

He was Vice President of Uruguay from 1985 to 1990, in the first period of democratic government after the civilian-military administration of 1973–1985, serving under President Julio María Sanguinetti. A notable feature of his appointment to office was that the vice presidency had been vacant since the resignation of Vice President Jorge Sapelli in 1973. He served also the President of the Senate of Uruguay.[1]

Tarigo was one of the most important persons in the movement to obtain the exit of the civilian-military government.


Tarigo was succeeded as vice president in 1990 by Gonzalo Aguirre.

Historical noteEdit

Tarigo was the ninth person to hold the office of Vice President of Uruguay. The office dates from 1934, when Alfredo Navarro became Uruguay's first vice president.

With Tarigo as running mate, Sanguinetti agreed to revive the office of vice president, despite the fact that the last Vice President of Uruguay had in practical terms caused the office to go into abeyance when he publicly repudiated sitting president Bordaberry (whom Sanguinetti had also served as a minister, and with whom he dissented on issues relating to the civilian-military government of 1973-1985).


Tarigo died in 2002, victim of cancer.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ PRESIDENCIA DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL Y DEL SENADO PRESIDENCIA DE LA CAMARA DE REPRESENTANTES (October 29, 2013). "Parlamentarios Uruguayos 1830-2005" (PDF). www.parlamento.gub.uy. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Remember you are a mortal". El Observador (in Spanish). 24 August 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by Vice President of Uruguay
Succeeded by