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José Mujica

by in F-J 11/02/2014

José Mujica

name: José Mujica

office: 40th President of Uruguay

vicepresident: Danilo Astori

term start: 1 March 2010

José Alberto “Pepe” Mujica Cordano ( born 20 May 1935) has been President of Uruguay since 2010. A former guerrilla fighter and a member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties, Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. As the candidate of the Broad Front, he won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

He has been described as “the world’s ‘poorest’ president”, due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 (£7,500) monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.

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