Francisco Rangel Gómez

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Francisco Gómez
Governor of Bolívar
In office
2004–2017
Preceded by Antonio Rojas Suárez
Succeeded by Justo Noguera Pietri
Personal details
Political party PSUV

Francisco Gómez is a Venezuelan politician. He was governor of Bolívar state. In the Venezuelan regional elections, 2008 he won 67% of the vote, against Andrés Velásquez' 30%. He was previously president of the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG).[1]

According to Venezuelanalysis.com, "While on the negotiation commission to resolve the 15-month-long dispute at Sidor, Rangel ordered the National Guard to fire on protesting Sidor workers."[1] In April 2008 Hugo Chavez ordered SIDOR to be nationalised.[2]

Sanctions[edit]

The Government of Canada sanctioned Rangel Gomez as being someone who participated in "significant acts of corruption or who have been involved in serious violations of human rights".[3][4]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Antonio Rojas Suárez
Governor of Bolívar
2004–2017
Succeeded by
Justo Noguera Pietri