Tomás Jocelyn-Holt

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Tomás Jocelyn-Holt
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Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
for the District No. 24 (La Reina and Peñalolén)
In office
11 March 1994 11 March 2002
Preceded byMartín Manterola Urzúa
Succeeded byEnrique Accorsi Opazo
Personal details
Born
José Tomás Jocelyn-Holt Letelier

(1963-01-16) January 16, 1963 (age 56)
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party
Spouse(s)Morin Eidelstein Areces
Residence Santiago, Chile
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
OccupationLawyer
Known forCandidate for President of Chile (2013)
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Website tomaspresidente.cl

José Tomás Jocelyn-Holt Letelier (born 16 January 1963) is a Chilean politician, former member of the Christian Democrat Party of Chile (until 2012), and former member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile between 1994 and 2002. Jocelyn-Holt Letelier was an independent candidate for the 2013 presidential election, [1] but lost the election with the lowest voting percentage in the history of his country. [2]

He's the younger brother of Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt, a well known historian. He also has another brother, Enrique, an economist.

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References

  1. "Tomás Jocelyn-Holt formaliza candidatura presidencial ante el Servel". La Tercera. 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. "Jocelyn-Holt, la menor votación desde vuelta de la democracia". 24 Horas. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.