The historic leader of Socialist Party of the Argentina Y former official of Raul Alfonsin, Hector Polino, passed away at 89 years old. This was reported this Sunday by the political space that he was part of. Polino, a former national deputy, suffered from health complications derived from a bacterial infection. In the last time, he had devoted himself to Free Consumersassociation of which he was the maximum responsible.
Polino held a seat –representing the City of Buenos Aires– in the Lower House of the National Congress between December 10, 1993 and December 10, 2005 (three terms: 1993-1997, 1997-2001 and 2001). -2005). Likewise, he served as secretary of Cooperative Action of the Nation between 1983 and 1989, during the Alfonsín government, he reviewed NA.
In 1992, Polino created the group “Free Consumers”, with which every 15 days he surveyed the quality and prices of 38 products from the basic food basket in the main supermarkets in Argentina and neighborhood businesses in the City of Buenos Aires. Aires. From that moment on, it became a permanent reference source on issues of respect for consumer rights.
He was received as a master builder and then as a lawyer and solicitor at the University of Buenos Aires. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad de Concepción del Uruguay. He decided to enter the world of politics at age 15, when he joined the Argentine Socialist Youth, the youth branch of the Socialist Party.
Years later, already representing the PS, he obtained his first public position as councilor of the City of Buenos Aires for the period 1960-64. However, he could only be in office for two years, because, after the 1962 military coup, he was removed from office after the government body was dissolved.
Although he was not a radical, Polino joined the ranks of Alfonsín during the first period of a presidential term since the return to democracy, in 1983. He became secretary of Acción Cooperativa on December 10 and remained in that position until December 7. July 1989. A year earlier, he joined the Democratic Socialist Party, where he would forge a group of leaders and referents of the space that would later develop the reunification of the Socialist Party in Argentina.
Grief for Polino
The director of Institutional Relations of the Socialist Party, Stephen Paulon He expressed his regret via Twitter. “Héctor Polino, one of the great leaders of the Socialist Party in Argentina, passed away. He was the architect of unity in socialism, honest and committed. Secretary of Cooperatives of the Alfonsín government, councilor of Buenos Aires and several times national deputy. We will miss him,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the former governor of Santa Fe Antonio Bonfati He expressed his “enormous sadness at the news of the death of Héctor Polino.” “My recognition to a worthy leader, a fighter, who honored us by representing the values and ideals of our Socialist Party. My condolences to his family and friends, ”said the also leader of the socialist space.
The provincial deputy of Santa Fe for Equality and Participation Ruben GiustinianiHe also expressed his condolences on social networks. “My farewell to partner Héctor Polino. Three times National Deputy. Socialist to the core, honest and consistent fighter for Social Justice. My hug to Ana, his companion, and to his family. My memory with great affection, ”he expressed.
Similarly, two radicals with opposing ideologies referred. One of them, Ricardo Alfonsinson of former president Raúl and current Argentine ambassador to Spain, and the national senator Martin Losteau. “I regret the death of Hector Polino, an exemplary man and politician. He always fought for the existence of fairer, more egalitarian, freer societies,” Alfonsí wrote.
And he completed: “RIP A big hug to the family, friends and militants of the Socialist Party.” For his part, Losteau stated: “We fired Héctor Polino, an honest and committed leader. He was an official of Alfonsin, a National Socialist deputy. A fighter in defense of consumers and the cooperative world. We accompany his family, friends and fellow activists”.