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Azucena Berrutti
Minister of Defence
In office
1 March 2005 – 3 March 2008
President Tabaré Vázquez
Preceded by Yamandú Fau
Succeeded by José Bayardi
Personal details
Born 1929 (age 94–95)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political party Broad Front
Alma mater University of the Republic

Azucena Berrutti (born 1929) is a Uruguayan politician and lawyer. She was the National Defence Minister, appointed by the Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, from March 2005 until March 2008.

Defence Minister 2005–2008

At the age of 75, Berrutti, assumed the position of Minister of Defence in 2005, when Tabaré Vázquez became President of Uruguay. She was the first woman in this position.

In 2008 Berrutti was facing challenges by the Movement of Popular Participation (MPP) deputy Juan Domínguez, ostensibly a colleague in the ruling Frente Amplio coalition, and others in controversies surrounding defence procurement and the Nin brothers (Vice President of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa and his chief of staff Gonzalo Nin Novoa).

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Azucena Berrutti para niños

  • Politics of Uruguay
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