Francisco Morales-Bermúdez

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Francisco Morales-Bermúdez Cerruti
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President of Peru
Armed Forces Revolutionary Government
In office
30 August 1975 – 28 July 1980
Prime MinisterOscar Vargas Prieto
Jorge Fernández-Maldonado
Guillermo Arbulú Galliani
Óscar Molina Pallochia
Pedro Richter Prada
Vice PresidentPedro Ritcher Prada
Preceded byJuan Velasco Alvarado
(President of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Government)
Succeeded byFernando Belaúnde
(Constitutional President)
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
1 February 1975 – 30 August 1975
PresidentJuan Velasco Alvarado
Preceded byLuis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín
Succeeded byOscar Vargas Prieto
Minister of War
In office
1 February 1975 – 30 August 1975
PresidentJuan Velasco Alvarado
Preceded byLuis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín
Succeeded byOscar Vargas Prieto
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
13 June 1969 – 2 January 1974
PresidentJuan Velasco Alvarado
Preceded byÁngel Valdivia Morriberon (Minister of Finance and Commerce)
Succeeded byGuillermo Marcó del Pont
Personal details
Born (1921-10-04) October 4, 1921 (age 99)
Lima, Peru
NationalityPeruvian
ProfessionArmy General

Francisco Morales Bermúdez Cerruti (born October 4, 1921) is a Peruvian general and politician. Bermudez was President of Peru from August 1975 through July 1980.[1][2] His grandfather and all his original family were from the old Peruvian department of Tarapacá, which is now part of Chile. Unable to control the political and economic troubles that the nation faced, he was forced to return power to civilian rule, marking the end of the Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces installed by a coup d'etat on 3 October 1968. At age 99, he is currently the oldest living former Peruvian president.

Early years[change | change source]

Born in Lima in 1921, he is the son of Army Colonel Remigio Morales Bermúdez and grandson of ex-President Remigio Morales Bermúdez. He received most of his education at Lima's Colegio Inmaculada. In 1939, he was accepted to the Escuela Militar de Chorrillos (Chorrillos Military School). After his graduation, he was an important member of the Centro de Altos Estudios Militares (CAEM).

References[change | change source]

  1. "A short history of Peru". Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  2. U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Peru