|President of Peru[a]|
28 July 1990 – 22 November 2000
|Preceded by||Alan García|
|Succeeded by||Valentín Paniagua|
Alberto Kenya Fujimori Inomoto
28 July 1938
|Children||4, including Keiko and Kenji|
|Relatives||Santiago Fujimori (brother)|
Alberto Fujimori (born July 28, 1938) was the President of Peru from 1990-2000. A controversial figure in Peruvian politics, his government is credited with the creation of Fujimorism, defeating the Shining Path insurgency and restoring Peru's macroeconomic stability. He is still remembered in Peru for defeating Shining Path, the peace with Ecuador and recovering the economy after the presidency of Alan García. Even amid his prosecution in 2008 for crimes against humanity relating to his presidency, two-thirds of Peruvians polled voiced approval for his leadership in that period.
After that, Fujimori went to Japan, because he has Japanese ancestors, thus is a citizen there. Japan protected him from Peruvian law since they do not find any valid accusation. Fujimori resigned the Presidency of Peru. Valentín Paniagua was elected president by the Congress soon after Fujimori resigned.
In 2005 Fujimori was detained in Chile. After his extradition in 2007 the Peruvian government put him on trial and convicted him. He was sentenced to several years in prison. On 24 December 2017, President Kuczynski pardoned him on health grounds but in 2019 he was put back in prison.
His daughter, Keiko is also a politician and ran for president three times, the most recent being is 2021.
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- Served as President of the Emergency and National Reconstruction Government of Peru between 5 April 1992 and 9 January 1993.
References[change | change source]
- "Fujimori gets married from cell". BBC News. 6 April 2006.
- Fox, Elizabeth, and Fox, de Cardona and Waisbord, Silvio Ricardo. Latin Politics, Global Media. 2002, p. 154
- Dan Collyns (24 December 2017). "Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori pardoned, sparking protests". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-12-24.