Joaquín Balaguer

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Joaquín Balaguer
Joaquin Balaguer 1977.jpg
41st, 45th & 49th President of the Dominican Republic
In office
August 16, 1986 – August 16, 1996
Vice PresidentCarlos Morales Troncoso (1986–1994)
Jacinto Peynado (1994–1996)
Preceded bySalvador Jorge Blanco
Succeeded byLeonel Fernández
In office
July 1, 1966 – August 16, 1978
Vice PresidentFrancisco Augusto Lora (1966–1970)
Carlos Rafael Goico Morales (1970–1978)
Preceded byHector Garcia Godoy
Succeeded byAntonio Guzmán Fernández
In office
August 3, 1960 – January 16, 1962
Vice PresidentRafael Filiberto Bonnelly (1960-1962)
Preceded byHéctor Trujillo
Succeeded byCivic-Military Council
24th Vice President of the Dominican Republic
In office
August 16, 1957 – August 3, 1960
Preceded byPosition abolished
Succeeded byRafael Filiberto Bonnelly
Personal details
BornSeptember 1, 1906
Navarrete, Dominican Republic
DiedJuly 14, 2002 (aged 95)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political partyDominican (1957-1961)
Independent (1961-1966)
Social Christian Reformist (1966-1996)
Spouse(s)none
OccupationLawyer, Diplomat
ReligionRoman 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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  1. "Joaquín Balaguer, 95, Dies; Dominated Dominican Life". New York Times.com. July 14, 2002. Retrieved December 5, 2013.

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