Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is an Argentine economist, politician and the current Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires.


Larreta was born in Buenos Aires on 29 October 1965. He was educated at Escuela Argentina Modelo. He graduated with a degree in economics at the University of Buenos Aires in 1988 and obtained a Master in Business Administration in Harvard Business School. He returned to Argentina in 1993. He was appointed director of the ANSES in 1995, during the presidency of Carlos Menem. In 1998 he moved to the Ministry of Social Development. He led the PAMI in 2000, during the presidency of Fernando de la Rúa, and improved the financial structure of the organization.

Republican Proposal

He helped Mauricio Macri to create the political party Commitment to Change, which would eventually become the Republican Proposal.
Macri became Mayor of Buenos Aires in 2007, and Larreta has served as Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the city for eight years.
Larreta and Gabriela Michetti ran for the primary elections of PRO Union, a center-right coalition in 2015, with Larreta ultimately winning the party's support for mayorship of Buenos Aires.
On 5 July 2015, Larreta won 45% of the vote, forcing a runoff with the leader of center-left Evolution’s, Martín Lousteau, who secured 28% of the vote.
Rodríguez Larreta won the ballottage by three points over Lousteau and succeeded Mauricio Macri as mayor of the City since 2015.

Mayor of Buenos Aires

Mauricio Macri was elected president of Argentina in 2015, and Larreta was elected Mayor of Buenos Aires, both for the PRO party.


Macri transferred a part of the Argentine Federal Police to Buenos Aires, as it had been requested by the city many years before. With the police under his control, Larreta went on to remove the manteros from the Caballito and Once neighborhoods.
In 2017, Larreta formed the Buenos Aires City Police, merging officers from the Federal and Metropolitan police forces.

Public work

During its management, the work of the Paseo del Bajo was started and inaugurated, which is the 7.1-kilometer road corridor that will connect the Illia and Buenos Aires-La Plata highways, the work in question began during January 2017 and the 27 May 2019 shortening the journey from 50 minutes to 10 minutes. It will generate 100,000 square meters of public and green space and improve the circulation of 134,000 daily passengers.
He also inaugurated the work of the Mitre Viaduct, which will raise the Mitre line of the metropolitan train over its current course, enabling new level crossings and eliminating traditional barriers. It is 3.9 km inside the city. The objective of this work is to eliminate the level crossings of the streets Monroe, Blanco Encalada, Mendoza, Juramento, Olazábal, Sucre, La Pampa and Olleros. In addition, 4 safe crossings will be opened on streets that were closed to traffic: Roosevelt, Echeverría and Virrey del Pino, for vehicular traffic, and José Hernández, an exclusive pedestrian crossing.
In 2018, Larreta's government inaugurated a new station on Line H serving the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Law in the Recoleta neighborhood. In mid-2019, the three new stations of the extension of Line E, were inaugurated.
During its first term, 3 viaducts were built, 9 km of underground work of the Vega Stream, 7 stations of subway, 10,000 security cameras, 62.5 km of metrobus extension, 54 new schools, 10,000 new homes, 7 monitoring centers, 46 health centers, the Olympic District was built, the San Martin Theater was reopened, the Corrientes Street, the Youth Olympics Games were held in 2018, neighborhoods were integrated and urbanized and the City became 100% led


Larreta was re-elected in 2019 with almost 56% of the votes, becoming the first candidate to win a mayoral election in the first round since the adoption of Buenos Aires's autonomous constitution. He won in every comuna, except Comuna 4 and Comuna 8.


Horacio Rodríguez Larreta announced his cabinet on 3 December, a week before taking office. It is composed of: