Henry Lisandro Ramos Allup (born 17 October 1943) is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer and former President of the National Assembly who was born in Valencia, Carabobo. He has been leader of the social democraticDemocratic Action party, holding the position of Secretary-General.
In 2016, following the decisive victory of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (an electoral coalition of which Democratic Action is part) in the 2015 parliamentary election, Ramos Allup was chosen by members of the coalition to be President of the National Assembly, succeeding Diosdado Cabello.
Henry Ramos was born on 17 October 1943 in Valencia, Carabobo, son of Amanda Allup de Ramos and Emilio Ramos Rachid, both of Lebanese descent. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. He has one sister, Amanda Ramos Del Nido.
Ramos Allup is a lawyer and was a member of the Legislative Council of the Carabobo State and four times deputy for Carabobo state to Congress.
He was deputy for Democratic Action party in 1984, 1989, 1994, 1998 and 2000. In the 2000 elections he was elected deputy for the Caracas district, then in sync with the decision of the alliance of opposition parties does not present his candidacy for re-election in the legislative elections of 2005, this with the intention of making known the distrust at the time was on the electoral arbiter, National Electoral Council.
In 2008 he makes his party comes to the Mesa de la Unidad Democratica, along with other parties like COPEI, Primero Justicia, Venezuela Project, Alianza Bravo Pueblo, Un Nuevo Tiempo and others.
In the parliamentary elections of 2010 Ramos Allup Venezuela elected deputy for the Democratic Unity Roundtable for the Latin American Parliament, being sworn in that office on 7 January 2011.
In August 2012 he was elected vice president of the Socialist International.