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Francisco Ameliach

Francisco José Ameliach Orta (born 14 June 1963) is a Venezuelan retired military officer and politician who is vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).[1]

Francisco Ameliach
Governor of Carabobo
In office
27 December 2012 – 14 June 2017
Preceded byHenrique Salas Feo
Succeeded byGustavo Pulido
Minister of the Presidency
In office
13 October 2010 – 13 May 2011
Preceded byMaría Godoy Peña
Succeeded byErika Farías
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
In office
5 January 2003 – 5 January 2005
Preceded byWillian Lara
Succeeded byNicolás Maduro
Personal details
Born (1963-06-14) 14 June 1963 (age 56)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Political partyUnited Socialist Party of Venezuela
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Rangel de Ameliach
ProfessionMilitar and politician

Political careerEdit

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.[2]

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.[3]


Ameliach has been sanctioned by several countries.

On 9 August 2017, the United States Department of the Treasury placed sanctions on Ameliach for his position in the Presidential Commission in the 2017 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela.[4]

Months later on 22 September 2017, Canada sanctioned Ameliach due to rupture of Venezuela's constitutional order.[5][6]

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".[7]


  1. ^ "Biografía". Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Gobernación Bolivariana de Carabobo". Official website of the Carabobo Governature. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Francisco Ameliach ganó con el 71.36% en el Juan Jose Mora". 17 November 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela's Illegitimate Constituent Assembly". United States Department of the Treasury. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Venezuela sanctions". Government of Canada. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisis". The Globe and Mail. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ "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.