Jorge Batlle Ibáñez

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Jorge Batlle
Jorge Batlle in 2003.
38th President of Uruguay
In office
1 March 2000 – 1 March 2005
Vice PresidentLuis Antonio Hierro López
Preceded byJulio María Sanguinetti
Succeeded byTabaré Vázquez
Senator of the Republic
In office
15 February 1995 – 15 February 1999
In office
15 February 1985 – 15 February 1989
Deputy of the Republic
In office
15 February 1958 – 15 February 1967
Personal details
Born(1927-10-25)25 October 1927
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died24 October 2016(2016-10-24) (aged 88)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado Party
Spouse(s)Beatriz Lamuraglia
Mercedes Menafra
ChildrenRaúl Lorenzo, Beatriz
OccupationLawyer, politician

Jorge Luis Batlle Ibáñez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe ˈβaʎe iˈβaɲeθ]; Batlle; 25 October 1927 – 24 October 2016) was an Uruguayan politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Colorado Party. He served as the President of Uruguay from 2000 to 2005. He was thought to be one of the most popular presidents of Uruguay.[1]

Ibáñez died on the night of 24 October 2016 at a hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay from a cerebral hemorrhage after falling during an interview. He died one day short from his 89th birthday.

References[change | change source]

  1. Greste, Peter (June 4, 2002). "Uruguay attacks Argentine 'thieves'". BBC UK. Retrieved 4 June 2002.

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