Romina Del Plá

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Romina Del Plá
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2021
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
10 December 2017 – 10 December 2020
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Personal details
Born (1972-04-02) 2 April 1972 (age 51)
Political partyWorkers' Party
Other political
Workers' Left Front
RelativesClaudio del Plá (uncle)
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires

Romina Del Plá (born 2 April 1972) is an activist in the Workers' Party (Argentina).[1]

She was elected to the Argentine national Chamber of Deputies at the 2017 Argentine legislative election. She was elected for Buenos Aires Province as a candidate of the Workers' Left Front.[2][3] She resigned her seat on 10 December 2020, in order to allow Juan Carlos Giordano of the Socialist Left to take her place as per the Left Front's seat rotation agreement.[4]

She was previously a history lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires[1] and Romina Del Plá has a 23 years teacher's career in the La Matanza classrooms and she works in the Aldo Bonzi 41st High School and in the 3-d Technical high school of San Justo.

Early life and family[edit]

She comes from the Trotskyist family of leaders of the Partido Obrero (P0). Her father Miguel del Plá was leader of the PO of Santa Cruz. Nora Biaggio, her mother, is a retired teacher and leader of the Teaching Tribune group. Her uncle Claudio del Plá is a current legislator of the PO in Salta. Her parents were workers: Nora was a teacher and Miguel a metallurgist, and political activists. As a child Romina moved with her family to Córdoba, it was their party decision for her parents to defend a party's activity during the dictatorship.[5]

Political career[edit]

Del Plá gained prominence in 2017 for challenging the power of Roberto Baradel in the elections for the leadership in the Buenos Aires teachers' union.[6] She has become one of the main leaders of the movement today, supporting the anti-bureaucratic opposition among teachers. From her own words "they want the workers' revolution and they also want to lead the working class in a socialist way out".[5] She supports the right of teachers to have sick leave certificates and against the reduction of the educational budget.[7] She is a General Secretary of the Educational Trade Union Suteba Matanza of Buenos Aires (SUTEBA) of the town La Matanza. Romina Del Pla as a national deputy for the province of Buenos Aires from the Left Front was supported by 1,300,000 votes throughout the country and assumed her bench in the Lower House of National Congress on December 10, 2017. Her goal as a deputy is to face the labor, retirement and educational reforms. [8]

In 2019 she was the FIT-U's candidate for vice-president, alongside Nicolás del Caño for president.

In 2021 she was elected as a national deputy for Buenos Aires Province.[9]

Electoral history[edit]


Electoral history of Romina del Plá
Election Office List Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2019 Vice President of Argentina Workers' Left Front 579,228 2.16% 4th Not elected [10]


Electoral history of Romina del Plá
Election Office List # District Votes Result Ref.
Total % P.
2017 National Deputy Workers' Left Front 2 Buenos Aires Province 497,665 5.34% 4th[a] Elected [11]
2021 Workers' Left Front 2 Buenos Aires Province 609,158 6.82% 4th[a] Elected [12]
  1. ^ a b Presented on an electoral list. The data shown represents the share of the vote the entire party/alliance received in that constituency.


  1. ^ a b Archived 2019-07-06 at the Wayback Machine brief biography (Spanish)
  2. ^ article on her election (Spanish)
  3. ^ Archived 2017-12-06 at the Wayback Machine report on her taking her seat (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Diputados debate la legalización del aborto". Diario Democracia (in Spanish). 10 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b La historia de lucha de la diputada Romina Del Plá y su familiaъ (Spanish) Archived 2018-03-13 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 17 Feb 2018
  6. ^ Romina Del Plá: "La candidatura de Esteban Bullrich es un premio por eliminar la paritaria nacional docente" (Spanish) Retrieved on 17 Feb 2018
  7. ^ brava Romina Del Plá (Spanish)[permanent dead link] Retrieved on 17 Feb 2018
  8. ^ De la mano de la Izquierda, el Suteba Matanza logra una banca en el Congreso Nacional (Spanish)[permanent dead link] Retrieved on 17 Feb 2018
  9. ^ Del Plá, Romina (14 November 2021). "Romina Del Plá: "La gran elección de la izquierda, un punto de apoyo para enfrentar el pacto con el FMI"". Workers' Party (Argentina) (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Elecciones 2019". (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Elecciones 2017". (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Elecciones 2021". (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional Electoral. Retrieved 4 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)[permanent dead link]