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Enrique Peralta Azurdia

Colonel Alfredo Enrique Peralta Azurdia (June 17, 1908 – February 18, 1997) was President of Guatemala from 31 March 1963 to 1 July 1966.

Enrique Peralta was born on June 17, 1908 in Guatemala City. He took over the presidency after a coup against president Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, under whom he served as Agriculture (1959-1960) and Defense Minister (1961-1963). He set up the Institutional Democratic Party, a pro-military governing party modeled on the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which dominated Guatemalan politics until 1982.[1] In the 1978 election, he was the candidate of the National Liberation Movement but was defeated by Fernando Romeo Lucas García.

References

  1. ^ Guatemala: Democracy and Human Rights (June 1997)
Government offices
Preceded by
Miguel Ydígoras
President of Guatemala
1963–1966
Succeeded by
Julio César Méndez


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