Antonian President of National Assembly

Borges

Antonian President of National Assembly

10 January 2017

On 6th January, the Venezuelan National Assembly elected Julio Andrés Borges (MSc Public Policy of Latin American, 1995) as its President.  A lawmaker since 2000, Borges is the leader of Justice First (Primero Justicia), one of several opposition political parties that make up the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática coalition which won a legislative majority in 2015. Julio Borges was a Chevening scholar at St Antony’s College in 1995-1996. His thesis, “Decentralization and Participation in Venezuela, 1989-1996” was supervised by Professor Rosemary Thorp.