Who married Fernando de la Rúa?
Inés Pertiné Urien married Fernando de la Rúa .
Fernando de la Rúa
Fernando de la Rúa (15 September 1937 – 9 July 2019) was an Argentine politician of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) who served as President of Argentina from 10 December 1999 to 21 December 2001. De la Rúa was born in Córdoba; he entered politics after graduating with a degree in law. He was elected senator in 1973 and unsuccessfully ran for the office of Vice President as Ricardo Balbín's running mate the same year. He was re-elected senator in 1983 and 1993, and as deputy in 1991. He unsuccessfully opposed the pact of Olivos between President Carlos Menem and party leader Raúl Alfonsín, which enabled the 1994 amendment of the Argentine Constitution and the re-election of Menem in 1995.
De la Rúa was the first chief of government of Buenos Aires to be elected by popular vote, a change introduced by the amendment of the Constitution. He expanded the Buenos Aires Underground, adding new stations to Line D, starting the expansion of Line B, and establishing Line H. He established Roberto Goyeneche Avenue and the city's first bicycle path.
In 1999, De la Rúa was elected President after running on the Alliance ticket, a political coalition of the UCR and the Frepaso. He was opposed by the Peronist unions and his Vice President Carlos Álvarez resigned after denouncing bribes in the Senate. The economic crisis that began during Menem's administration worsened and by the end of 2001 led to a banking panic. The government established the Corralito to limit bank withdrawals. De la Rúa called a state of emergency during the December 2001 riots. He resigned on 20 December, and the Congress appointed a new President. Since then, he retired from politics and faced legal proceedings.Read more...
Inés Pertiné Urien
Inés Pertiné Urien (born December 27, 1942) is an Argentine public figure and widow of former President Fernando de la Rúa. She served as First Lady of Argentina from 1999 until 2001. She also held the position of First Lady of Buenos Aires, the country's capital city, from 1996 to 1999.
Pertiné, the daughter of María Celia Urien Irigoyen and Julio Jorge Pertiné, was born on December 27, 1942. She attended colegio Asunción, which is now called San Martín de Tours. Pertiné married Fernando de la Rúa, a lawyer and politician, on December 1, 1970, after dating for three years. She was 27 years old at the time, while he was 33. The couple had three children, Antonio, Fernando and Agustina.Read more...