|Assumed office |
10 December 2021
|Vice Governor of Neuquén|
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
|Preceded by||Ana Pechen|
|Succeeded by||Marcos Koopmann|
|Mayor of Chos Malal|
10 December 2011 – 10 December 2015
|Preceded by||Carlos Aníbal Lator|
|Succeeded by||Víctor Hugo Gutiérrez|
|Provincial Legislator of Neuquén|
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2011
|Born||14 April 1969|
|Neuquén People's Movement (until 2022)|
|Alma mater||National University of Comahue|
Rolando Ceferino Figueroa (born 14 April 1969) is an Argentine politician, currently serving as a National Deputy elected in Neuquén Province. A member of the regionalist Neuquén People's Movement party until 2022, Figueroa was elected in 2021 and currently sits in the Provincias Unidas inter-bloc.
Figueroa previously served as Vice Governor of Neuquén from 2015 to 2019, under Governor Omar Gutiérrez. Prior to that, he was mayor of Chos Malal from 2011 to 2015, and a member of the Legislature of Neuquén from 2007 to 2011.
Early life and career
Figueroa was born on 14 April 1969 in Andacollo, Neuquén Province, into an important family in the province. His grandfather, Temístocles Figueroa, was the first native-born Argentine citizen in Neuquén, while his uncle, Rogelio Figueroa, was active in local politics in Huinganco and is widely known for promoting afforestation efforts in the region.
From 2007 to 2011, Figueroa was a member of the Legislature of Neuquén elected in the Neuquén People's Movement list. In 2011, he was elected as intendente (mayor) of Chos Malal. In the 2015 provincial elections, Figueroa was the running mate of Omar Gutiérrez in the MPN ticket to the governorship of Neuquén: with 40.57% of the vote, the MPN maintained its unbroken streak as the province's governing party since the return of democracy in 1983.
In the 2021 legislative election, Figueroa ran for one of Neuquén's seats in the National Chamber of Deputies as part of the MPN list; he won in the PASO primaries against the list supported by Governor Gutiérrez in September 2021, and became the party's candidate ahead of the general election. In the general election, the MPN list was the most voted in the province, with 29.44% of the vote, and Figueroa was elected. He was the sole MPN deputy in the 2021–2023 term, and formed part of the "Provincias Unidas" parliamentary inter-bloc alongside other provincial parties such as Misiones' FRC and Río Negro's JSRN.
- Institute, Baker. "A Political Earthquake In Argentina's Vaca Muerta: The 2023 Neuquén Gubernatorial Election". Forbes. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
- "Rolo Figueroa: "Debemos hacer alianzas para sacar adelante Neuquén"". LM Neuquén (in Spanish). 9 November 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- Cippitelli, Mario (15 August 2019). "Temístocles, el maestro". LM Neuquén (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- Cantarini, Javier. "El vivero que cambió a un pueblo". Poder Local (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 November 2018.
- ""Me alarma el avance de una visión privatista del Estado"". Río Negro (in Spanish). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- "Rolando Figueroa juró como intendente de Chos Malal y prometió integración". Minuto Neuquén (in Spanish). 12 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
- "El MPN gana en Neuquén". El Día (in Spanish). 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- Casullo, María Esperanza (November 2021). "La persistencia del MPN en la política neuquina". CIPPEC (in Spanish).
- "Neuquén: hay interna en el FdT, MPN y el FIT y JxC se rompió". Parlamentario (in Spanish). 24 July 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- Durán, Andrea (13 September 2021). "En el MPN la interna fue para Figueroa que derrotó a la lista de Gutiérrez". Río Negro (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- "El MPN gana las elecciones en Neuquén y se reparte las bancas en Diputados con Cambia y el FdT". ElDiario.ar (in Spanish). 15 November 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- "Diego Sartori adelantó que se podrían sumar más diputados al interbloque "Provincias Unidas" que integra Misiones". Misiones Online (in Spanish). 7 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.