Andrés Velásquez is a Venezuelan politician associated with Radical Cause (La Causa Radical). Formerly the general secretary of the steelworkers union of SIDOR, he became one of the leaders of Radical Cause after the death of its founder, Alfredo Maneiro, in 1982. He was the governor of Bolívar State from 1989 to 1995, and a member of the National Assembly of Venezuela from 2000 to 2006. In the Venezuelan regional elections, 2000 he ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of Anzoátegui state.
He was Radical Cause's candidate in the Venezuelan presidential election, 1993, coming fourth with 22% of the vote; Rafael Caldera became President with 30.5%. He had also been Radical Cause's candi...
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