Joaquín Balaguer

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Joaquín Balaguer
41st, 45th & 49th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
August 16, 1986 – August 16, 1996
Vice President Carlos Morales Troncoso (1986–1994)

Jacinto Peynado (1994–1996)

Preceded by Salvador Jorge Blanco
Succeeded by Leonel Fernández
In office
July 1, 1966 – August 16, 1978
Vice President Francisco Augusto Lora (1966–1970)

Carlos Rafael Goico Morales (1970–1978)

Preceded by Hector Garcia Godoy
Succeeded by Antonio Guzmán Fernández
In office
August 3, 1960 – January 16, 1962
Vice President Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly (1960-1962)
Preceded by Héctor Trujillo
Succeeded by Civic-Military Council
24th Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
August 16, 1957 – August 3, 1960
Preceded by Position abolished
Succeeded by Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly
Personal details
Born September 1, 1906
Navarrete, Dominican Republic
Died July 14, 2002 (aged 95)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political party Dominican (1957-1961)
Independent (1961-1966)
Social Christian Reformist (1966-1996)
Spouse(s) none
Occupation Lawyer, Diplomat
Religion Roman Catholic

Joaquín Antonio Balaguer Ricardo (September 1, 1906 – July 14, 2002) was the President of the Dominican Republic. He served three non-consecutive terms for that office. His first term was from 1960 to 1962, for his second term from 1966 to 1978, and again for his third and final term from 1986 to 1996. In 2000, Balaguer decided to seek an eighth term as president he lost the election.

On July 14, 2002, Balaguer died of heart failure at Santo Domingo's Abreu Clinic at the age of 95.[1]

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