Elías Jaua

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Elías Jaua Milano
24th Vice President of Venezuela
In office
27 January 2010 – 13 October 2012
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Ramón Carrizales
Succeeded by Nicolás Maduro
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
24 February 2006
Minister of Economy
In office
September 2003 – 2006
Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela
In office
October 2000 – May 2001
Personal details
Born 1969
Nationality Venezuelan

Elías José Jaua Milano (born 1969) is a Venezuelan politician and former university professor who served as Vice President of Venezuela from January 2010 to October 2012.

Jaua obtained a Sociology degree from the Central University of Venezuela. In 2000 he was part of the Comisión Legislativa Nacional and Minister of the Secretaría de la Presidencia from 2000 to 2001. He was nominated as Venezuelan Ambassador to Argentina in 2002; Jaua served as Minister of Agriculture in President Hugo Chávez's government before being appointed as Vice-President in January 2010, while remaining Minister of Agriculture.[1][2]

On 15 December 2011, following a major reshuffle of the Venezuelan political leadership, President Chávez proposed Jaua to be the PSUV candidate for governor of the state of Miranda (reported in El Universal).


  1. "UPDATE 1-Venezuela's Chavez names Jaua as new vice president", Reuters, 26 January 2010. Retrieved on 3 May 2011. 
  2. "Elías Jaua, nuevo VicePresidente de la República; Mata Figueroa, a MinDefensa", noticias24, 26 January 2010. Retrieved on 3 May 2011. 

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