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Henry Lisandro Ramos Allup (born 17 October 1943) is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer and former President of the National Assembly who was born in Valencia, Carabobo. He has been leader of the social democratic Democratic Action party, holding the position of Secretary-General.

Henry Ramos Allup
Henry Ramos Allup Portrait.jpg
7th President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
In office
5 January 2016 – 5 January 2017
Preceded byDiosdado Cabello
Succeeded byJulio Borges
Vice President of Socialist International
Assumed office
PresidentGeorge Papandreou
Secretary-General of Democratic Action
Assumed office
Deputy of the National Assembly
In office
Deputy of Latin American Parliament
for Venezuela
Assumed office
7 January 2011
Personal details
Born (1943-10-17) 17 October 1943 (age 75)
Valencia, Carabobo
Political partyDemocratic Action
Other political
Democratic Unity Roundtable
Spouse(s)Diana D'Agostino

In 2016, following the decisive victory of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (an electoral coalition of which Democratic Action is part) in the 2015 parliamentary election, Ramos Allup was chosen by members of the coalition to be President of the National Assembly, succeeding Diosdado Cabello.[1]


Early lifeEdit

Henry Ramos was born on 17 October 1943 in Valencia, Carabobo, son of Amanda Allup de Ramos and Emilio Ramos Rachid, both of Lebanese descent. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. He has one sister, Amanda Ramos Del Nido.

Political careerEdit

Ramos Allup is a lawyer and was a member of the Legislative Council of the Carabobo State and four times deputy for Carabobo state to Congress.

He was deputy for Democratic Action party in 1984, 1989, 1994, 1998 and 2000. In the 2000 elections he was elected deputy for the Caracas district, then in sync with the decision of the alliance of opposition parties does not present his candidacy for re-election in the legislative elections of 2005, this with the intention of making known the distrust at the time was on the electoral arbiter, National Electoral Council.

In 2008 he makes his party comes to the Mesa de la Unidad Democratica, along with other parties like COPEI, Primero Justicia, Venezuela Project, Alianza Bravo Pueblo, Un Nuevo Tiempo and others.

In the parliamentary elections of 2010 Ramos Allup Venezuela elected deputy for the Democratic Unity Roundtable for the Latin American Parliament, being sworn in that office on 7 January 2011.

In August 2012 he was elected vice president of the Socialist International.[2]

In May 2019, Supreme Tribunal of Justice ordered the prosecution of seven National Assembly members for their actions during the failed uprising, including Ramos.[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

His first marriage was in Valencia and had a second marriage with Diana D'Agostino, with whom he had three children.[5] His brother-in-law, Francisco D'Agostino, is an executive of Derwick Associates.[6]


  1. ^ "Henry Ramos Allup será el nuevo presidente de la AN". El Universal (in Spanish). Caracas. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Internacional Socialista elige a Ramos Allup directivo". El Universal. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Venezuela crisis: US lifts sanctions on general who broke ranks". BBC News. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de Venezuela ordena enjuiciamiento de varios diputados". CNN en Español (in Spanish). 7 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "¿Quién es Henry Ramos Allup?". Reporte1. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  6. ^ Brito, Edecio (7 January 2016). "Henry Ramos Allup: "Yo no respondo por las responsabilidades de mi cuñado"". El Pitazo (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 January 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Diosdado Cabello
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Julio Borges