Fernando de la Rúa Biography
(Former President of Argentina)
Birthday: September 15, 1937 (Virgo)
Born In: Córdoba
Fernando de la Rua was an Argentine politician who served as the President of Argentina from 1999 to 2001. He was born in Cordoba and studied at the Military Lyceum in the city before going on to study law at the National University of Cordoba. After completing his education, he entered politics by becoming a member of the Radical Civic Union and after a few years, he moved to the capital Buenos Aires as an advisor to a minister in the government. Following the presidential elections that took place in 1973, he became a senator but his stint as senator was short lived due to the coup that took place three years later. He worked as a lawyer for some time but went back to politics in 1983 and became a senator once again. Subsequently, he became the mayor of Buenos Aires and is credited for being responsible for urban development in the city. He was elected as the President of Argentina in 1999 but his stint did not last long as he had to resign due to his inability to control the riots that broke out in the country in 2001 due to the economic crisis.