Floreal Gorini - Floreal Gorini

Floreal Gorini

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Deputy of the Argentine Nation
for the City of Buenos Aires
As 20 December as 1995 - October as December as 1997
Predecessor Graciela Fernández Meijide

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Birth October 15 , 1922 View and modify data on Wikidata
Buenos Aires ,Argentina's flag Argentina
Death October 3 , 2004 View and modify data on Wikidata(81 years old)
Buenos Aires ,Argentina's flag Argentina
nationality Argentina
Political party Communist Party
Affiliations Frente Grande ,
Frente País Solidario
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Occupation Syndicalist View and modify data on Wikidata

Floreal Gorini Edmundo ( Buenos Aires , Argentina , 15 of October of 1922 - Buenos Aires , Argentina , 3 of October of 2004 ) Outstanding militant of the cooperative Argentine and communism. He was a banking union leader, deputy for the communist party in the Country Solidarity Front and general manager of the Cooperative Fund Mobilizing Institute between 1961 and 1992 and president of the same from that year until his death. He was also the founder and first director of the Cultural Center for Cooperation that today bears his name.


Floreal Gorini was born on October 15, 1922 in the city of Buenos Aires; first son of Emilio Gorini and María Avella de Gorini. In 1941 he received his degree as an industrial chemist at the Industrial College of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires. In 1945 he married Nélida Esther Cariatti, with whom he had three children: Edmundo Floreal Gorini, Nidia Liliana Gorini and Ulises Gorini .

Gorini stood out as a trade unionist and as a political activist in the Argentine Communist Party , highlighting his activity in both during a strike carried out when he was working as a chemical technician in a hat factory. As a trade unionist, his participation in the banking strike that he led in 1959 when he was deputy secretary of the Banking Association is significant [ 1 ] .

From the founding in 1958 of the Mobilizing Institute of Cooperative Funds, he was an active leader and promoter of credit cooperativism. In fact, from its foundation until 1966 , more than a thousand Credit Unions were created throughout the country. The military dictatorship introduced in this year implemented measures that conditioned the actions of Credit Unions (it is estimated that 450 banks were active credit after the coup. [ 2 ]

In 1976, a new dictatorship created new restrictions on Credit Cooperativism, which resisted the attacks, forming different cooperative banks from which the Banco Credicoop Coop survived and stands out as one of the main private banks in the country . Ltda .

Between 1995 and 1997 he was a national deputy for the Frente País Solidario . In 1997 he ran as a candidate for Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires for the Frente Grande .

During those years he faced the re-founding of the Cooperative Fund Mobilizing Institute promoting the founding of new cooperatives of various kinds. He understood that there was a need for a cultural change, which is why he promoted the founding of the Cultural Center for Cooperation , which was completed in 2002 and of which he was director until his death.

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