Mauricio Macri (b. 8 February 1959), Argentinian politician and civil engineer. He served as President of Argentina from 2015 to 2019. He is the first democratically elected non-radical or Peronist president since 1916. In 2007-2015, he was previously the Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Between 2005-2007, he represented the City of Buenos Aires in the Argentine Congress. Born in Tandil, Buenos Aires state, Macri is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and also studied at Columbia Business School in New York. Son of an important Italian businessman named Francesco Macri in the industrial and construction sectors, Macri grew up in an upper class environment. He was recognized in 1995 when he became President of Boca Juniors, one of the two popular football clubs in the country. He was considered a potential candidate in the 2011 general election, but refused to run for the country's presidency and competed in the election to be re-elected as mayor. He participated as a potential candidate in the 2015 general elections and was elected President of Argentina with 51.40% of the vote in the second round. He left office on 10 December 2019, handing over his post to his successor, Alberto Ángel Fernández.


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