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List of famous politicians from Venezuela, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Venezuelan politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Venezuelan politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Venezuela and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Venezuela, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Adán Chávez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 65 Adán Chávez Frías is the governor of Barinas state in Venezuela, and has held a number of important posts, including Minister of Education. He is the elder brother of late ...more

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Adina Bastidas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 75 Adina Mercedes Bastidas Castillo is a Venezuelan economist active in politics. She was appointed Vice President of Venezuela on December 24, 2000 by Hugo Chávez, and served in the post ...more

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Antonio Ledezma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Antonio Ledezma age 63 Antonio José Ledezma Díaz is a Venezuelan lawyer and politician. After unsuccessfully challenging for the leadership of Democratic Action in 1999, he founded a new party, the ...more

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Carlos E. Giménez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Carlos E. Giménez age 59 Carlos Eduardo Giménez Colmenares is a Venezuelan politician and was the governor of Yaracuy from 2004 to 2008. He was impeached in June 2008 by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, and ...more

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César Pérez Vivas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 61 César Alejandro Pérez Vivas, is a Venezuelan lawyer and politician associated with COPEI in Táchira State. From 2008 until 2012 was the Governor of Táchira. He ...more

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Diosdado Cabello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Diosdado Cabello age 55 Diosdado Cabello Rondón is a Venezuelan politician, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela and active member of the Venezuelan armed forces. He was involved in Hugo ...more

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Eduardo Manuitt Carpio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Eduardo Manuitt Carpio age 68 Eduardo Manuitt Carpio is a Venezuelan politician. He was the co-founder of the party La Causa Radical and represented it in the Venezuelan Congress. When La Causa split in the late 1990s, he ...more

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Elías Jaua is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Elías Jaua age 49 Elías José Jaua Milano is a Venezuelan politician and former university professor who served as Vice President of Venezuela from January 2010 to October 2012. He has been Minister ...more

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Francisco Arias Cárdenas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Francisco Arias Cárdenas age 68 Francisco Javier Arias Cárdenas is a Venezuelan politician and career military officer. He participated in Hugo Chávez's unsuccessful February 1992 coup attempt, being pardoned in ...more

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Henrique Capriles Radonski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 46 Henrique Capriles Radonski is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer, serving as Governor of Miranda since 2008. He was the opposition's presidential candidate in 2012 and 2013. Capriles is the ...more

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Hugo Chávez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Died at 59 (1954-2013) Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician and the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its ...more

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Hugo de los Reyes Chávez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Hugo de los Reyes Chávez age 85 Hugo de los Reyes Chávez is a Venezuelan state politician and the father of the late former Venzuelan president Hugo Chávez.

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Irene Sáez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 57 Mona Irene Lailin Sáez Conde is a Venezuelan politician and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1981. She has been a model, was the mayor of Chacao, Governor of the state of Nueva ...more

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Jorge García Carneiro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Jorge García Carneiro age 66 Jorge Luis García Carneiro is a Venezuelan politician. He was elected the governor of Vargas in 2008, having previously been head of the Venezuelan Army, Minister of Defense, and Minister ...more

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Jorge Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Jorge Rodríguez age 53 Jorge Rodríguez Gómez is a Venezuelan politician and psychiatrist who was Vice President of Venezuela from January 2007 to January 2008. He is currently the Mayor of the Libertador ...more

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José Gregorio Briceño is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
José Gregorio Briceño age 53 José Gregorio Briceño Torrealba is a Venezuelan politician.

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José Vicente Rangel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 89 José Vicente Rangel Vale is a Venezuelan leftist politician. He ran for President three times in the 1970s and 1980s and later supported Hugo Chávez. He served under Chávez ...more

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Julián Isaías Rodríguez Diaz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Julián Isaías Rodríguez Diaz age 76 Julián Isaías Rodríguez Díaz is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer. He was appointed Vice President of Venezuela on 29 January 2000 by Hugo Chávez, and served ...more

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Julio Borges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 49 Julio Andrés Borges Junyent, is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer. In the late 1990s he had a TV court show called "Justicia Para Todos" on Radio Caracas Televisión. He ...more

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Julio León is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Julio León age 52 Julio León Heredia is a Venezuelan politician and the current governor of Yaracuy. He was the PSUV candidate for the Venezuelan regional elections, 2008, and won comfortably. He succeeded ...more

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Leopoldo López Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Leopoldo López Mendoza age 47 Leopoldo Eduardo López Mendoza is a Venezuelan politician, currently serving as National Coordinator of Venezuelan political party Voluntad Popular, which he founded in 2009. Born in ...more

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Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa Died at 91 (1902-1993) Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa, was a Venezuelan politician. A founder of Democratic Action and Minister of Education in its first government, he was a leader of Democratic Action after the ...more

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Luis Miquilena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 99 Luis Manuel Miquilena Hernández is a Venezuelan politician. He was born on July 29, 1919 in Santa Ana de Coro, Falcón State. He was involved in politics in the 1940s, and again ...more

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Miguel Ángel Burelli Rivas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Miguel Ángel Burelli Rivas Died at 81 (1922-2003) Miguel Ángel Burelli Rivas, was a Venezuelan lawyer, diplomat and politician, presidential candidate in 1968 and 1973, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, between 1994 and 1999. Burelli ...more

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Moisés Naím is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 66 Moisés Naím is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an internationally syndicated columnist whose writings are published by leading papers ...more

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Nicolás Maduro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 56 Nicolás Maduro Moros is a Venezuelan politician who has been President of Venezuela since 2013. Previously he served under President Hugo Chávez as Minister of Foreign Affairs from ...more

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Pedro Carmona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Pedro Carmona age 77 Pedro Francisco Carmona Estanga is a former Venezuelan trade organization leader who was briefly installed as President of Venezuela in place of Hugo Chávez, following the attempted ...more

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Pedro Tinoco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Pedro Tinoco age 90 Pedro Tinoco was a Venezuelan businessman and politician. Tinoco was Minister of Finance from 1969 to 1972, under President Rafael Caldera. He was then Chairman of the Board of Banco Latino from ...more

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Ramón Carrizales is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Ramón Carrizales age 66 Ramón Alonso Carrizales Rengifo is a Venezuelan politician who was Vice President of Venezuela from January 2008 to January 2010. Carrizales was a Colonel of the Venezuelan Armed Forces ...more

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Ramón José Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Died at 98 (1916-2014) Ramón José Velásquez Mujica was a Venezuelan political figure. He served as President of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was an important historian, journalist, lawyer

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Raúl Baduel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Raúl Baduel age 63 Raúl Isaías Baduel is a Venezuelan politician, retired general, and former Defense Minister under President Hugo Chávez. He was a member of Chavez' MBR-200, joining in

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Rómulo Gallegos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Died at 85 (1884-1969) Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in ...more

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Tarek Saab is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
age 55 Tarek William Saab is a Lebanese-Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. He is a prominent Latin-Arab human rights activist and a leader of the Fifth Republic Movement party founded by Hugo ...more

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Willian Lara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Venezuela
Willian Lara Died at 51 (1959-2010) Willian Lara was a Venezuelan politician. Elected several times to the National Assembly, he was the Minister of Communication and Information between 2006 and 2008 and Governor of ...more