|Governor of Carabobo|
27 December 2012 – 14 June 2017
|Preceded by||Henrique Salas Feo|
|Succeeded by||Gustavo Pulido|
|Minister of the Presidency|
13 October 2010 – 13 May 2011
|Preceded by||María Godoy Peña|
|Succeeded by||Erika Farías|
|President of the National Assembly of Venezuela|
5 January 2003 – 5 January 2005
|Preceded by||Willian Lara|
|Succeeded by||Nicolás Maduro|
|Born||14 June 1963|
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
|Political party||United Socialist Party of Venezuela|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Rangel de Ameliach|
|Profession||Militar and politician|
Born in Valencia, Ameliach was part of the 1992 Venezuelan coup d'état attempts leadered by Hugo Chávez, later in 1999 he retired of the National Armed Forces in order to be candidate to the National Constituent Assembly. In 2000 he joined the Fifth Republic Movement and was elected to the National Assembly on 6 January 2000. He was reelected in 2005.
In 2008 Ameliach ran for the candidature for Governor of Carabobo but lost the primary election against Mario Silva. In 2012 he finally won the elections defeating incumbent Governor Henrique Salas Feo.
Ameliach has been sanctioned by several countries.
On 29 March 2018, Ameliach was sanctioned by the Panamanian government for his alleged involvement with "money laundering, financing of terrorism and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".
- "Biografía". Ameliach.psuv.org.ve. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Gobernación Bolivariana de Carabobo". Official website of the Carabobo Governature. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Francisco Ameliach ganó con el 71.36% en el Juan Jose Mora". 17 November 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela's Illegitimate Constituent Assembly". United States Department of the Treasury. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "Venezuela sanctions". Government of Canada. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisis". The Globe and Mail. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Estos son los 55 "rojitos" que Panamá puso en la mira por fondos dudosos | El Cooperante". El Cooperante (in Spanish). 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
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