David de Lima

Governor of Anzoátegui

In office
2000–2004

Preceded by
Alexis Rosas

Succeeded by
Tarek Saab (MVR)

Personal details

Born
1959[1]
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela[1]

Political party
MVR, MAS

Profession
Politician

David Eugenio de Lima Salas (born 1959) is a Venezuelan politician. He was elected Governor of the state of Anzoátegui in the 2000 regional elections for the MVR. He later broke with the MVR and lost to his MVR successor, Tarek Saab, in the 2004 elections.
De Lima was a member of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) for 32 years, but in 2012 described MAS as “a failed project”.[1] He was elected to the 1999 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela.[1]
De Lima accused his successor as governor, Tarek Saab, of using his position for political persecution,[2][3] after Saab’s wife accused De Lima of mismanagement.[4][5]
De Lima is a lawyer by training, having graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in 1987.[1]
See also[edit]

Venezuelan presidential election, 2012#Capriles

References[edit]

^ a b c d e (Spanish) El Tiempo, 2 September 2012, David De Lima: un triunfo de Capriles sería un milagro malo, no creo que ocurra
^ El Universal, 10 October 2005, GOVERNOR DE LIMA: CHASE AFTER ME IS UNPRECEDENTED IN LATIN AMERICA
^ El Universal, 11 October 2005, Former governor De Lima released
^ El Tiempo – El Periódico del Pueblo Oriental
^ TSJ Regiones – Decisión

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