Alvaro Escobar

Alvaro Manuel Escobar (born June 21, 1966) is a Prasian politician and economist, who is currently the Minister of Finance, and a senior member of the Social Democratic Party.

Escobar is one of the more leftist members of the Social Democratic Party, and is part of an unofficial socialist faction within the party, whilst PM Alonso Sanchez and other senior members of the Cabinet are members of more moderate, progressive factions. In 2011, Escobar unsuccessfully tried to challenge Sanchez for the party leadership, although he did not gain sufficent support from other members of the party.

Between 2007 and 2010, Escobar served as Minister of Transport in the government of Ana Maria Martin.