from La Rioja Province
December 10, 1983 – December 9, 2005
|Succeeded by||Carlos Menem|
30 April 1938|
Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina
|Political party||Justicialist Party|
Menem was elected Senator for La Rioja Province for four terms (1983-1989, 1989-1995, 1995-2001, 2001-2005). He served as provisional President of the Senate between 1989 and 1999, holding executive power on many occasions during trips abroad by the President, in the absence of a vice-President after the resignation of Eduardo Duhalde. He also worked as president of the Constitutional Assembly that enacted the 1994 amendment of the Argentine Constitution.
After leaving the Congress, he joined the internal line of the PJ that opposes Kirchnerism. Despite not being part of the Congress, he supported the actions of Julio Cobos in 2010, which were criticized by Néstor and Cristina Kirchner.
- "Nueve años en el Congreso de la Nación" (English: Nine years in the National Congress), 1992
- "La Constitución reformada" (English: The Constitution amended), 1994
- "Los Derechos de la mujer" (English: Women's rights), 2005
- Official site (Spanish)